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The Monty Hall problem

July 20, 2014
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The Monty Hall problem

The Monty Hall problem is a famous game which was played in the television show "Let's make a deal".The game goes like this:There are three doors, behind each door there is either a goat or an amazing sportcar. The contestant wins if they guess where t...

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Weekly Variability Simulation of Fantasy Football Projections

July 20, 2014
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Weekly Variability Simulation of Fantasy Football Projections

In this post, I show how to estimate players’ week-to-week variability in fantasy football points.  In a prior post, I demonstrated how to calculate a player’s risk level, as defined The post Weekly Variability Simulation of Fantasy Football Projections appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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The Rise and Fall of the name Jennifer

July 19, 2014
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The Rise and Fall of the name Jennifer

A recent fascinating post by Analysis at Large got me interested in naming trends analysis. The original post used Social Security data by state to map out the more frequent names by state. While this sounded interesting it turned out a single name (yo...

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Guns are cool – time effects

July 19, 2014
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Guns are cool – time effects

September last year I made a post using the shootingtracker data. It is attempted in shootingtracker to register all shootings with at least four victims, be they wounded or dead. The data starts  January 1st 2013, which means that by now the...

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Creating an Interactive Map of Craft Breweries in VA Using the plotly R Package

July 18, 2014
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Creating an Interactive Map of Craft Breweries in VA Using the plotly R Package

Well folks, another new year’s resolution down the drain. I was initially shooting for a post each month for 2014. More projects came. Plates were full. Plates were emptied. More plates were filled again. I think I will just alter my resolution to 12 posts this year. That’s a fair compromise with myself, right? That’s

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Approximating the value of pi with a Monte Carlo approach

July 17, 2014
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Approximating the value of pi with a Monte Carlo approach

Sometimes a value cannot be found so easily, this is the case for probabilities for example. When it comes to find the chances, say of a football team winning a certain match, you cannot use traditional probability approach, which is: or, I should say,...

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RStudio Webinar with Hadley Wickham: The Grammar and Graphics of Data Science

July 17, 2014
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RStudio Webinar with Hadley Wickham: The Grammar and Graphics of Data Science

RStudio has recently announced a series of free webinars open to the public. The first of these seminars is given by Hadley Wickham, Rice University Professor, RStudio Chief Scientist, and general super-star of the R development world. Contributing aut...

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Is rainfall reporting endogenous to conflict?

July 16, 2014
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For my paper on the impact of social insurance on the dynamics of conflict in India, I use some new remote sensed weather data. The data comes from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellites. The satellite carries a set of five instruments, and is essentially a rainfall radar located in outer space. As a robustness check

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RStudio presents Essential Tools for Data Science with R

July 16, 2014
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RStudio presents Essential Tools for Data Science with R

The RStudio team recently rolled out new capabilities in RStudio, shiny, ggvis, dplyr, knitr, R Markdown, and packrat. The “Essential Tools for Data Science with R” free webinar series is the perfect place to learn more about the power of these R packages from the authors themselves. Click to learn more and register for one or

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Determine your Fitbit stride length using a GPS watch

July 15, 2014
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Determine your Fitbit stride length using a GPS watch

I have been carrying my Fitbit One for a little over two years with me and it keeps tracking my daily steps. It also tracks my distance covered by multiplying those steps using the stride length which you can either provide explicitly or implicitly setting your heights. In the winter of 2012 I bought my … Continue reading...

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