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GGPLOT Graphics for NFL Stats

GGPLOT2 is a package developed for producing graphics within the R statistical tool. It utilizes a layering metaphor for gradually adding visual details to the desired output. R can support datasets with millions of rows for various aggregation and analysis operations, but it can be slow, unwieldy to code in, and has memory limitations.     Continue…

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NFL Nerds 2013 : Week 3

speedy & elusive. credit: tim hawk/south jersey times

speedy & elusive. credit: tim hawk/south jersey times

My imagination as to how a weekly tracking of the course of the 2013 NFL (American football) season, in graphics, analytics, and R code, might look — in my imaginary copious spare time. The data is stored in one or more simple Oracle database tables. New visualizations will be added as the season progresses.     Continue…

NFL Nerds 2013 : Week 2

inverted td catch - credit: anthony souffle / chicago tribune

inverted td catch! check out the right hand of #15.          credit: anthony souffle / chicago tribune

My imagination as to how a weekly tracking of the course of the 2013 NFL (American football) season, in graphics, analytics, and R code, might look — in my imaginary copious spare time. The data is stored in one or more simple Oracle database tables. New visualizations will be added as the season progresses.     Continue…

NFL Nerds 2013 : Week 1

credit: tim rasmussen/the denver post

credit: tim rasmussen/the denver post. click me!

My imagination as to how a weekly tracking of the course of the 2013 NFL (American football) season, in graphics, analytics, and R code, might look — in my imaginary copious spare time. The data is stored in one or more simple Oracle database tables. New visualizations will be added as the season progresses.     Continue…