Model Building is Hard. Don’t Lose Hope If You Fail.

Here we are at the last project of the term for the first semester of my MSBA degree at Wake Forest. And now is a great time for a failed model building experience. The assignment was to build a logistic regression model (or random forest/gradient boosting if one wanted to give it a try) to … Continue reading Model Building is Hard. Don’t Lose Hope If You Fail.

Don’t Crash Your Laptop While Running Random Forest in R

Or more specifically, be careful to manage your machine's resources if you decide to run parallel jobs using RStudio. The latest version of RStudio makes it very easy to set up multiple jobs at the same time. All you need to do is put the code you'd like to run in a separate script, click … Continue reading Don’t Crash Your Laptop While Running Random Forest in R

NCAA KenPom Efficiency Rankings Updated

I've updated my chart with the latest KenPom rankings AND I've now added the past NCAA Champions (2002-2018) as diamonds on the chart. It really stands out now that past champions have always had an efficiency margin of greater than 20 - or to the right of the green line. In fact, of the 17 … Continue reading NCAA KenPom Efficiency Rankings Updated

Even more NCAA Hoops Fun

In addition to the ncaahoopR package in R, I had also been working on building a plot using Ken Pomeroy's efficiency ratings. And voila! Here it is.  Unfortunately, WordPress doesn't support the embedded interactive graphic. But if you visit my site on Plotly you'll get the full experience. What I've Done I've written an R … Continue reading Even more NCAA Hoops Fun