Articles by Mattan S.

Quidditch: is it all about the Snitch?

November 24, 2018 | Mattan S.

Much has been said about how the game of Quidditch is ruined by the scoring system - specifically how it makes no sense that the snitch is worth 150 points and that catching it ends the game [1, 2, 3]. Most of these arguments seem to revolve around the claim that it is nearly ...
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Examining Inter-Rater Reliability in a Reality Baking Show

October 18, 2018 | Mattan S.

Game of Chefs is an Israeli reality cooking competition show, where chefs compete for the title of "Israel's most talented chef". The show has four stages: blind auditions, training camp, kitchen battles, and finals. Here I will examine the 4th season's (Game of Chefs: Confectioner) inter-rater reliability in the blind ...
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cheatR: an R package for catching cheaters

July 29, 2018 | Mattan S.

cheatR is a mini package to help you find cheaters by comparing hand-ins. It was developed by Almog Simchon and me in response to students overheard bragging about how an assignment in an first-year undergrad course was "super easy" because "we all just copied from each other!" (though this would ...
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