Articles by rstats on Robert Hickman

The Riddler – June 26th

June 28, 2020 | rstats on Robert Hickman

#for working with polygons


Riddler Express This weeks express deals with an erratic driver: In Riddler City, the city streets follow a grid layout, running north-south and east-west. You’re driving north when you decide to play a little game. Every time you reach an intersection, you randomly turn left or right, each ... [Read more...]

The Guardian Knowledge June 2019

July 5, 2019 | rstats on Robert Hickman

Most Wednesday’s I enjoy reading The Knowledge blog on the Guardian’s website and reading the football trivia therein. When time (and questions) allow, I like to answer some of the questions posed, example of which are here, here, and here. League of Nations The first question comes from ... [Read more...]

Riddler 1st February 2019

February 2, 2019 | rstats on Robert Hickman

Riddler Classic In my spare time I enjoy solving 538’s The Riddler column. This week I had a spare few hours waiting for the Superbowl to start and decided to code up a solution to the latest problem to keep me busy. The question revolves around a card game in ... [Read more...]

The Knowledge 4th August 2018

August 3, 2018 | rstats on Robert Hickman

The Guardian publish a weekly set of questions and answers on a variety of football minutiae at The Knowledge. Forutnately, some of these are extremely tractable using R, so I thought I’d have a go at working through the archives to see if I can shed light on any ... [Read more...]

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