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Links I favorited about data science
I had a few weeks on where I used Twitter mostly on my phone. So I started blindly favoriting tweets that could be usefull. This blog post is mostly for me to curate all these data related links. If it comes in handy for others the better. I try to sort the...

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NBA players are creatures of habit
Hello everybody, this
is a follow-up to my last post on 'distancology' – the science of
turning all shot charts into one colorful picture. You can find a half-way clean code in my github account . If you run MakeHeatMap.R, you should actually be able to rep...

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Before this probable nonsense about 'fouling while leading' gets spread
Hi everyone, I thought about letting it slip, but then I read this quite from an SI.com article : "28. The most staggering NBA stat from Sloan? Fouling when winning can increase your chances by 11 percent, according to a paper written by Franklin Kenter of ...

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Let them handle their business – a case against over-helping
Note: I was first thinking about making it a longer post, but then re-read this post by Nick Restifo  and realized that he made already most of my points (btw: @itsastat is a great Twitter handle). So I'll keep it in short form. Note2: After I finished writ...
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