Articles by Vivek Patil

Subsidies, Revenues, and Expenses of NCAA Division I Public Schools Athletic Departments – Visualizations using rCharts and animint generated interactive ggplots

October 18, 2013 | Vivek Patil

Two interesting articles in recent issues of The Atlantic linked sports to tax-payer dollars. The first few lines of Gregg Easterbrook’s article, titled How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers, were: “Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell ... [Read more...]

Why use R for Data Analysis?

September 11, 2013 | Vivek Patil

This was a presentation made to few of my colleagues. The idea was to provide a brief introduction to R, provide few reasons for my switching to it, and give some samples of graphics/interactive visualizations that could be created with minimal coding.... [Read more...]

Lilac Bloomsday Run in Graphs

July 17, 2013 | Vivek Patil

The Lilac Bloomsday Run is a 7.46 miles (12 kms) race held annually in Spokane, Washington. The run was started in 1977 by Don Kardong and it saw 51,613 people register for it in 2013. In this post, I use R to collect data from their website, clean and... [Read more...]

Motivating Students

April 13, 2013 | Vivek Patil

Figure shown to students in a particular class to show the effect of slacking after the mid-semester grades are received.Background information: A course has multiple components - Exams, projects, quizzes, assignments, etc. The objective of this set of... [Read more...]
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