45 search results for "chess"

Visualizing Chess Data With ggplot

October 29, 2015
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Visualizing Chess Data With ggplot

There are nice visualizations from chess data: piece movement, piece survaviliy, square usage by player. Sadly not always the authors shows the code/data for replicate the final result. So I wrote some code to show how to do some this great visualizations entirely in R. Just for fun. The Data Piece Movements Survival rates Square usage by player Distributions for the first...

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rchess a Chess Package for R

October 6, 2015
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rchess a Chess Package for R

A lot time ago I wonder for some R package for chess. Python, JS, Java, C have chess libraries, why R not? But then the htmlwidgets and V8 packages were born and now possibilities are almost endless. Anyone can make a wrapper for a JS library :D. And this is how rchess came out. The rchess package is a...

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Big Data and Chess Follow-up: Predictive Piece Values Over the Course of a Game

June 17, 2015
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Big Data and Chess Follow-up: Predictive Piece Values Over the Course of a Game

In a previous post I used the the Million Base 2.2 chess data base to calculate the predictive piece values of chess pieces. It worked out pretty well and here, just for fun, I thought I would check out what happens with the predictive piece values over the course of a chess game. In the previous analysis,...

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Big Data and Chess: What are the Predictive Point Values of Chess Pieces?

June 10, 2015
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Big Data and Chess: What are the Predictive Point Values of Chess Pieces?

Who doesn’t like chess? Me! Sure, I like the idea of chess – intellectual masterminds battling each other using nothing but pure thought – the problem is that I tend to loose, probably because I don’t really know how to play well, and because I never practice. I do know one thing: How much the different pieces are worth,...

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First attempt at Chess Data Mining

November 15, 2011
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First attempt at Chess Data Mining

Once you become addicted to chess game analysis, it becomes very easy to swamp yourselves with questions regarding different aspects of the game. Testing out different hypothesis like preference of mobility versus positional advantage requires a bit of manual chess game mining, which could potentially be analyzed using R. With the help of websites like

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The one thing you need to master data science

March 21, 2017
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The one thing you need to master data science

The most important factor for mastering data science is ... The post The one thing you need to master data science appeared first on SHARP SIGHT LABS.

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Euler Problem 16: Power Digit Sum

March 15, 2017
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Euler Problem 16: Power Digit Sum

A solution in the R language to Euler Problem 16. What is the sum of the digits of the number 2^1000? This post provides a solution using basic r code. Continue reading → The post Euler Problem 16: Power Digit Sum appeared first on The Devil is in the Data.

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Tic Tac Toe Simulation — Random Moves

March 12, 2017
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Tic Tac Toe Simulation — Random Moves

Tic Tac Toe might be a futile children’s game but it can also teach us about artificial intelligence. Tic Tac Toe, or Naughts and Crosses, is a zero-sum game with perfect information. Both players know exactly what the other did and when nobody … Continue reading → The post Tic Tac Toe Simulation — Random Moves appeared first on...

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End of Season Fantasy Round Up: Draft Values, Busts, and Best Free Agents of the 2016 Season

January 5, 2017
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A few weeks back I posted an article looking at the biggest values of the 2016 fantasy season through week 13. Now that the season is over, let’s rerun the analysis and see what happens.The methodology is the same as before. Simply taking the ratio of the average draft position (ADP) to the player’s Value Over Read...

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Fantasy Value So Far This Year: ADP vs VOR

December 9, 2016
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Since I am already knocked out of the playoffs (our league playoffs start in week 12), I thought it would be interesting to see which players ended up being the best and worst values of this years draft. It’s only week 13 so these numbers will change by the end of the season and I Read...

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