Articles by prasoonsharma

World Bank data plots – Take 2

December 17, 2010 | prasoonsharma

A few months ago, I created World Bank plots and compiled the images on Flickr to share it online. Recently I came across Mark's post to create animated images in R and it inspired me to re-create my World Bank plots as animated images. ... [Read more...]

Fantasy football (oops, soccer)

December 8, 2010 | prasoonsharma

Recently a colleague asked if I could use R/statistics to form a dream soccer team from a pool of soccer players, given basic player information like name, club, cost, points.The idea is to form a team with your preferred configuration of number of def...
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The class of Donald Bradman

October 26, 2010 | prasoonsharma

This post is a response to a comment on Cricinfo on Donald Bradman about his inclusion in All Time World XI. AK47_pk said,"7 innings against westindies, 7 against south afriqa, 5 against india nd 61 against englnd(so basicly he only played against... [Read more...]

Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar

October 21, 2010 | prasoonsharma

There is a lot of hype in media about Ponting's best days being behind him. While he's rebuilding a fresh Aussie team, everyone is putting more pressure on him by comparing his performance with Tendulkar's. Leave him alone!We have the privilege of watc... [Read more...]

Cricket – opinions and facts

September 20, 2010 | prasoonsharma

@zxaar's comments in a Cricinfo article prompted this post. He commented that - "He (Miandad) was not great outside of pakistan where he was helped by home umpires. Not a true great. Miadad's case states lie due to favour from umpires."I'm an Indian...
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Cricket World Cup 2011

September 5, 2010 | prasoonsharma

Cricket World Cup 2011: Fourteen countries will compete for Cricket championship in Cricket World Cup 2011 from Feb 19, 2011 to Apr 2, 2011 in the Indian sub-continent. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will host 49 matches. Pakistan was removed from t...
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Cricket data analysis

September 4, 2010 | prasoonsharma

Cricket World Cup 2011 is approaching and I'm interested in analyzing one day international cricket data to predict some results and share interesting information about cricket.  For the analysis, I need cricket data and tried several things to ge...
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Indian state population plot

July 19, 2010 | prasoonsharma

Here's a quick R plot of population in Indian states and the breakdown by the religion people practice. The data was obtained from this Indian government site. I'm looking for other state-level data to overlay on this to find interesting patterns e.g....
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World Bank data plots

July 9, 2010 | prasoonsharma

Couple of weeks ago, I was looking for interesting data sets to play with using R. I came across this post and got inspired to use World Bank data to extract interesting patterns/facts about developing countries. World Bank has 300+ World Development i...
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