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cricketr adapts to the Twenty20 International!

August 8, 2015
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cricketr adapts to the Twenty20 International!

Introduction This should be last in the series of posts based on my R package cricketr. That is, unless some bright idea comes trotting along and light bulbs go on around my head. In this post cricketr adapts to the Twenty20 International format. Now cricketr can handle stats from all 3 formats of the game

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cricketr plays the ODIs!

August 2, 2015
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cricketr plays the ODIs!

Introduction In this post my package ‘cricketr’ takes a swing at One Day Internationals(ODIs). Like test batsman who adapt to ODIs with some innovative strokes, the cricketr package has some additional functions and some modified functions to handle the high strike and economy rates in ODIs. As before I have chosen my top 4 ODI

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cricketr digs the Ashes!

July 20, 2015
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cricketr digs the Ashes!

Introduction In some circles the Ashes is considered the ‘mother of all cricketing battles’. But, being a staunch supporter of all things Indian, cricket or otherwise, I have to say that the Ashes pales in comparison against a India-Pakistan match. After all, what are a few frowns and raised eyebrows at the Ashes in comparison

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Taking cricketr for a spin – Part 1

July 6, 2015
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Taking cricketr for a spin – Part 1

“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice “The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings” “Begin at the beginning,”the King said, very gravely,“and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” “And what is the use of a

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Introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers

July 4, 2015
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Introducing cricketr! : An R package to analyze performances of cricketers

Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’ Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades For ever and forever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use! Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson Introduction This is an initial post in which I introduce a cricketing

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The common alphabet of programming languages

June 8, 2015
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The common alphabet of programming languages

                                                                                                                                                                                            “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than other.”                                     “Four legs good, two legs bad.” from Animal Farm by George Orwell Note: This post is largely intended for those who are embarking on their journey into the world of programming.

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Mirror, mirror … the best batsman of them all?

March 24, 2015
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Mirror, mirror … the best batsman of them all?

“Full many a gem of purest serene The dark oceans of cave bear.” Thomas Gray – Elegy in country churchyard In this post I do a fine grained analysis of the batting performances of cricketing icons from India and also from the international scene to determine how they stack up against each other.  I perform

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Masters of Spin: Unraveling the web with R

February 23, 2015
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Masters of Spin: Unraveling the web with R

Here is a look at some of the masters of spin bowling in cricket. Specifically this post analyzes 3 giants of spin bowling in recent times, namely Shane Warne of Australia, Muthiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and our very own Anil Kumble of India.  As to “who is the best leggie” has been a hot topic

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