Articles by btibert3

NHL Play-by-Play R Shiny App

June 4, 2014 | btibert3

I wanted to write a quick post to introduce two repos that I created on Github that center on the NHL’s play-by-play data. 1.  My code repo that highlights how I crawl and store the raw JSON datasets can be found here 2.  I also created a very simple R Shiny ... [Read more...]

Basic overview of the rmongodb package for R

December 2, 2013 | btibert3

I have been playing around with MongoDB quite a bit over the last few months.  Because I am much better at coding in R, I decided to write up my notes on how to use the rmongodb package. This is not a comprehensive tutorial by any stretch, but I wanted ... [Read more...]

Mimic Bigger is not Better Post by Scannel & Kurz

September 6, 2013 | btibert3

The following Github repo has the R code I put together that allows us to follow along and modify the great idea from Scannel & Kurz on app growth and it’s impact on yield. Take a look at the repo and ... [Read more...]

EPS Market Map in R

November 6, 2012 | btibert3

There are a few minor tweaks renaming on this map before it is complete, but I wanted to share the EPS Market Map I put together.  It can be downloaded using this link. This file is meant to be used with R and divides the lower 48 states into the CollegeBoard’... [Read more...]

Using FAFSA Data to study Competitors – Part 2

October 25, 2012 | btibert3

I wanted to build upon my previous post and dive a little deeper into the sorts of questions we can answer using the FAFSA data supplied to us by applicants. As a quick overview, students completing the FAFSA for student aid can list up to ten institutions on the form. ... [Read more...]

Using FAFSA Data to Define Competitor Density

October 18, 2012 | btibert3

I have been thinking a lot about how to define and discuss competition at the undergraduate level.   I will save the chat on which dataset is better (ASQ, Student Clearinghouse, social media, etc.) for another day. One common question I get as an analyst in Enrollment Management is how to “... [Read more...]

ACT to SAT M+V Concordance Chart in R

January 23, 2012 | btibert3

For those of who work in Enrollment Management and routinely analyze higher ed data, I wanted to share an easy way to convert ACT to equivalent SAT M+V scores in R. I am dynamically building a dataset that uses the concordance chart located here. Simply, use this data frame ... [Read more...]

Connect to the Facebook API with R for Windows Users

January 19, 2012 | btibert3

Recently there have been some great posts that highlight how easy it is to hook into the Facebook Graph API using R. Crawling Facebook with R started the discussion and Apply R highlighted how easy it was to plot our network. In order to replicate the examples on Windows, most ... [Read more...]

At Least Tim Thomas Won…….

June 22, 2011 | btibert3

As you can tell from the content on this blog, I am a really big fan of statistical analysis and the NHL.  I haven’t blogged in some time simply because I have been deeply engrossed by the 2011 playoffs, where … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Michael Ryder Streaks

April 22, 2011 | btibert3

A ways back I put up a post that uses R to plot the scoring trends of an NHL player. Given the recent chatter on sports talk radio around Boston, I used my script to plot the data for Michael … Continue reading → [Read more...]

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