StatOfMind


A melting pot of statistics, machine learning and data vizualization.

Flow and Dynamics in NBA games - Part II

A look from 2001 to now

In part I of this post series on NBA game dynamics, I explored the average score differential that teams faced over the course of games. Interestingly, this proved to not be a very reliable proxy for overall performance and number of wins accrued over an entire season. To continue, I...
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Flow and Dynamics in NBA games - Part I

A look from 2001 to now

I have been interested in the game flow and dynamics of NBA games for a while, and so have decided to start a series of blog posts that will hopefully culminate in a web app that processes and displays game flows for present and historical games. Before that, however, I...
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Language propensity across the globe

Just trying to make bubble charts cool again

I recently came across this great infographic that displayed the list of languages spoken around the world with the use of...bubble charts. For some reason, I've always looked down on bubble charts, probably because someone with authority displayed contempt for them at some point during my education. This infographic completely...
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Force directed networks in D3

Because copying D3 is easier than learning

Recently, I have been involved in a number of projects that have required the use for neat interactive vizualization of networks. After strying out a few options, D3 quickly came out as the most logical and appealling choice. To paraphrase D3's home website *D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating...
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Jekyll Quickstart to host your blog on GitHub

How to save a whole day

After spending some time posting the results my analysis on the now defunct wordpress blog, I have come to the realization that the features offered by wordpress.org are insuficient. While it provides a great and straightforward platform for blogging, the inability to embed anything related to JavaScript has sometimes held...
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