Articles by Part Time Analyst

Rating Each Drivers 2021 Season – 10 – 1

January 25, 2022 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, welcome to the second part of this look at F1 Drivers performance in 2021 and this time we look at the top 10 so get your cup of Yorkshire tea at the ready! =9 Daniel Ricciardo 50% =9 Lando Norris 50% Lando Norris is a strange one. The first half of the season was […]
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Rating Each Drivers 2021 Season – 20 – 11

January 10, 2022 | Part Time Analyst

Hello and happy new year. Hope you have a nice cup of Yorkshire tea ready to read this we are going to review each driver’s performance in the 2021 season. I’m going to do this using my expected position metric detailed here The drivers are ...
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F1 Strategy Analysis

September 29, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

I was recently browsing reddit and found this AMA from a former mercedes strategy engineer The most surprising thing was that most of the race strategy was calculated using VBA in excel. This isn’t some start up outfit this is the mighty Mercedes winners of the last 7 constructors and ...
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Sliced – New York Air BnB

August 3, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, welcome to todays blog which I am going to go through my attmept at sliced. If you never hear of sliced its competitive data science which you have 2 hours to create a machine learning model. Catch the show here on tuesdays late a night for us Europeans https://www....
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FPL – Point Project Part 3

June 8, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, this is part 3 of building a model to project the points a player might score in a given game week. If you have not read part 1 or 2 links below Part 1 – Part 2 – Now that the estimate of the score is created its ...
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F1 Drivers Rated – Version 2

May 11, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, so a year and a half a go I created a new metric for measuring F1 drivers performance based around there performance in the race and the expected the performance in the race see blog here F1 Drivers Rated Since then my laptop BSOD’ed and me being useless ...
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FPL Point Projection in R – Part 2

April 22, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, welcome to part 2 of the series building a model to predict fantasy premier league points. If you missed the first part which i did some initial EDA go check it out here Building a Model in R to Predict FPL Points As I identified before the first part of ...
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WPA – Bowler Review

April 13, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello readers, and today is the next in m series of reviewing the WPA metric and what it can show. If this is the first one you are reading then go catch the other two linked here Win Probability Added – Batsman Review Twenty20 Win Probability Added The first blog covers ...
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Win Probability Added – Batsman Review

January 12, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello readers and welcome to the batsman review of my win probability added metric review. In the first part, linked here: I created the metric using a logistic regression machine learning model. Now its time to apply the model to real data and look at ...
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F1 2020 Season Review

January 4, 2021 | Part Time Analyst

Hello readers, its Monday the 4th January and this is the first of my hopefully weekly blogs in 2021. We will see how long that lasts! Today I’m going to be looking at the data underpinning the 2020 F1 season. The story of the season is clear Lewis Hamilton dominated to ...
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Twenty20 Win Probability Added

June 20, 2020 | Part Time Analyst

Hello readers, welcome to today’s blog. I am going to implement a win probability added model for twenty 20 cricket. Now this is nothing new a quick google and there are many sources for it. Cricviz is possibly the most famous version which you may have seen on the app. ...
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Cricket Moneyball, pt 2

April 12, 2020 | Part Time Analyst

Hello readers, today we have part 2 of this cricket moneyball series. If you missed the first one its here: In it I looked at calculating the Pythagorean win percentage for each team in the IPL and then moving that forward to calculating the how ...
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The Most Unpredictable League?

February 22, 2020 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, I watch a lot of football in the championship and often the commentators on sky sports will say “this is the most unpredictable league in the world”. The thought occurred to me that this is actually quite easy to test. All you need is a model which predicts a ...
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Cricket Moneyball?

January 1, 2020 | Part Time Analyst

Moneyball. That horrific word coined by the book written by Michael Lewis and later hammered further into the public consciousness with the film starring Brad Pitt. Now anything in sport using stats is termed Moneyball when the truth couldn’t be further from that. In this blog I am going ...
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F1 Drivers Rated

November 2, 2019 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, welcome to today’s blog and in it I’m going to be developing methods to evaluate F1 drivers. Currently there is no real way to tell if an F1 driver is any good. It seems sort of arbitrary how a racing driver is decided if they are good ...
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Finding Undervalued Air Bnb’s

September 8, 2019 | Part Time Analyst

Hello, today I am going to do an EDA (exploratory data analysis) on AirBnB in the New York area. This data set is available here on Kaggle Lets read the data into R and take a look of it So I can see there ...
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Predicting Qualifying — 2

July 28, 2019 | Part Time Analyst

In the last blog I outlined creating a model which predicts the fastest time for each driver in F1 qualifying. Today I am going to be dissecting the model to understands its strengths and weaknesses and to look if their is any bias within the model. ...
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