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Introduction Every year I play in several fantasy football (American) leagues. For those who are unaware, it’s a game that occurs …

While reading up on modern soccer analytics (I’ve had an itch for soccer and tracking data recently, I stumbled upon an excellent …

Note: This post was update on 2020-09-24 to correct field dimension translations that were previously distorting the pitch control …

I’ve been doing some machine learning recently, and one thing that keeps popping up is the need to explain the models and their …

While I was browsing the website of fellow R blogger Ryo Nakagawara1, I was intrigued by his “Visualizations” page. The …

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Historical and Predicted Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) for Austin, Texas

Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) is a metric that quantifies the market value of homes. Using published ZHVI values for Austin, Texas (from April 1996 through September 2019), models and predictions are made (up through December 2029) for every combination of zip code and ZHVI series (173 total) using Facebook’s open-sourced prophet package.

Text Parsing and Analysis of a Periodic Report

Exploration of text similarity across similarly structured documents (annual reports).

NBA Regularized Adjusted Plus Minus (RAPM)

Quantifying individual NBA player skill with an advanced “all-in-one” metric.

NBA Twitter Sentiment Analysis

Exploration of Twitter sentiment for each NBA team.

Texas High School Academics

Exploration of Texas High School Academic Competition Results (and More).