Articles by statnamara

Learning gganimate with the LastFM API

April 12, 2020 | statnamara

I’m one of the few people that actually still has – and uses – a account. I say still, I’m one of the few who ever had one. I’ve been playing around with some APIs for the first time lately and thought I’d check out the ...
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Austin vs Austin

February 26, 2020 | statnamara

I can’t quite remember when I came up with the idea for this one, but I have a feeling this was a 3AM idea. I know the title doesn’t tell you much. I’m not talking about a Kramer Vs. Kramer reboot. Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t ...
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Simulating football games in R using xG values

February 11, 2020 | statnamara

In this blog post I will be adapting some code from the wonderful FC R Stats, a great football statistics resource – be sure to check out their tutorial for more detail on how to compose something like this. This post focuses a lot on writing functions in R, so check ...
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