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Automated Data Collection with R and mlbgameday

March 28, 2018
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Automated Data Collection with R and mlbgameday

Opening day is on the way Time to set up a persistent database to collect every pitch thrown in this year’s baseball season. The mlbgameday package is designed to facilitate extract, transform and load for MLBAM “Gameday” data. The package is optimized for parallel processing of data that may be larger than memory. Learn more about the project here. Install from...

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Automated Data Collection with R and mlbgameday

March 28, 2018
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Automated Data Collection with R and mlbgameday

Opening day is on the way Time to set up a persistent database to collect every pitch thrown in this year’s baseball season. The mlbgameday package is designed to facilitate extract, transform and load for MLBAM “Gameday” data. The package is op...

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Parallel Processing Baseball Data with R and mlbgameday

February 26, 2018
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Parallel Processing Baseball Data with R and mlbgameday

Just In Time For Baseball The mlbgameday package has just reached the milestone of version 0.1.0. Designed to facilitate extract, transform and load for MLBAM “Gameday” data. The package is optimized for parallel processing of data that may be la...

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Parallel Processing Baseball Data with R and mlbgameday

February 26, 2018
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Parallel Processing Baseball Data with R and mlbgameday

Just In Time For Baseball The mlbgameday package has just reached the milestone of version 0.1.0. Designed to facilitate extract, transform and load for MLBAM “Gameday” data. The package is optimized for parallel processing of data that may be larger than memory. There are other packages in the R universe that were built to perform statistics and visualizations on these data,...

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Tidyer BLS data with the blscarpeR package

August 21, 2017
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Tidyer BLS data with the blscarpeR package

The recent release of the blscrapeR package brings the “tidyverse” into the fold. Inspired by my recent collaboration with Kyle Walker on his excellent tidycensus package, blscrapeR has been optimized for use within the tidyverse as of the current ...

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Tidyer BLS data with the blscarpeR package

August 21, 2017
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Tidyer BLS data with the blscarpeR package

The recent release of the blscrapeR package brings the “tidyverse” into the fold. Inspired by my recent collaboration with Kyle Walker on his excellent tidycensus package, blscrapeR has been optimized for use within the tidyverse as of the current ...

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American vs. National League wOBA Vales.

June 19, 2017
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American vs. National League wOBA Vales.

Traditionally, statistics like wOBA (weighted on-base average) have been calculated using league averages. While building the baseballDBR package, I thought it would be interesting to group the American and National when making wOBA calculations. In th...

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American vs. National League wOBA Vales.

June 19, 2017
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American vs. National League wOBA Vales.

Traditionally, statistics like wOBA (weighted on-base average) have been calculated using league averages. While building the baseballDBR package, I thought it would be interesting to group the American and National when making wOBA calculations. In th...

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Creating a Baseball Database with baseballDBR

June 12, 2017
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Creating a Baseball Database with baseballDBR

My original motivation to write the baseballDBR package for R was to provide a quick and easy way to have access to Sean Lahman’s Baseball Database. The Lahman package has been around for several years, and is a great resource, however it lacks consi...

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Creating a Baseball Database with baseballDBR

June 12, 2017
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Creating a Baseball Database with baseballDBR

My original motivation to write the baseballDBR package for R was to provide a quick and easy way to have access to Sean Lahman’s Baseball Database. The Lahman package has been around for several years, and is a great resource, however it lacks consi...

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