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A short video tutorial on my R package cricketr

December 7, 2015
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A short video tutorial on my R package cricketr

Take a look at my short video presentation my R package cricketr Also see 1. Sixer – R package cricketr’s new Shiny Avatar 2. Literacy in India : A deepR dive. 3.  Natural Language Processing: What would Shakespeare say? 4. Revisiting crimes against women in India 5. Dabbling with Weiner filter with OpenCV 6.  A method

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Sixer – R package cricketr’s new Shiny avatar

November 29, 2015
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Sixer – R package cricketr’s new Shiny avatar

In this post I create a Shiny App, Sixer, based on my R package cricketr. I had developed the R package cricketr, a few months back for analyzing the performances of batsman and bowlers in all formats of the game (Test, ODI and Twenty 20). This package uses the statistics info available in ESPN Cricinfo

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Literacy in India – A deepR dive

November 5, 2015
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Literacy in India – A deepR dive

You can do magic! You can have anything, That you desire Magic… You can do magic – song by America (1982) That is exactly how I feel when I write code in R. A few lines of R, lo behold, hundreds of rows and columns are magically transformed into  easily understandable graphs, regression curves or

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Revisiting crimes against women in India

October 15, 2015
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Revisiting crimes against women in India

Here I go again, raking the muck about crimes against women in India. My earlier post “A crime map of India in R: Crimes against women in India” garnered a lot of responses from readers. In fact one of the readers even volunteered to create the only choropleth map in that post. The data for

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Natural language processing: What would Shakespeare say?

October 2, 2015
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Natural language processing: What would Shakespeare say?

Here is a scene from  Christopher Nolan’s classic movie Interstellar. In this scene  Cooper, a crew member of the Endurance spaceship which is on its way to 3 distant planets via a wormhole, is conversing with TARS which is one of  US Marine Corps former robots some year in the future. TARS (flippantly): “Everybody good?

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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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