How to Convert Rugby into Football/Soccer Scores

June 26, 2012 | diffuseprior

Following the Irish rugby team’s humiliating 60-0 defeat to New Zealand, an interesting question was posed on Twitter: what does a 60-0 result convert to in football/soccer? Intrigued, I decided to gather some data from both the English premier league (this season, more data collected and future blog ... [Read more...]

Visualizing Euro 2012: First Group Games

June 12, 2012 | diffuseprior

Now that every team has played a match it will be interesting to see how this has affected the (inverse) odds of victory. Since the plot in my last post was a bit ‘busy’, I have decided to use the facet_wrap function in gglplot2 to stratify by group. Also, ... [Read more...]

Simulating Euro 2012

June 11, 2012 | Corey Chivers

Why settle for just one realisation of this year’s UEFA Euro when you can let the tournament play out 10,000 times in silico? Since I already had some code lying around from my submission to the Kaggle hosted 2010 Take on the Quants challenge, I figured I’d recycle it for ... [Read more...]

Visualizing Euro 2012 with ggplot2

June 9, 2012 | diffuseprior

After scanning this paper by Zeileis, Leitner & Hornik, I thought it would be interesting to see how the victory odds for each team changes as Euro 2012 progresses. To do this, I am going to collect the daily inverse odds of a tournament victory offered by a popular betting site for ... [Read more...]

ESPN Prediction Performance for the NFL

January 25, 2012 | Patrick Rhodes

Description:ESPN 'experts' predict the National Football League wins/losses each week.  The above chart shows the percentage of their correct guesses and an overall trend, week by week.Data: graph shows an i...
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Programming with R – Processing Football League Data Part I

November 23, 2010 | Ralph

In this post we will make use of football results data from the website to demonstrate creating functions in R to automate a series of standard operations that would be required for results data from various leagues and divisions. The first step is to consider what control ... [Read more...]

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