Let's compare bits of code between R and SAS that do the exact same thing. I've got a data set with lots of information about wines. The data is already split into 3 chunks; train, test, and score. I'd like to create several new variables for each of the eleven numeric variables that already exist … Continue reading More Fun Between R and SAS
On the eve of the first Carolina/Duke matchup I've updated my scatter plot of KenPom ratings. Carolina has improved in efficiency margin by about a point since the last check-in and Duke has slipped by roughly 1/2 a point. The difference between the two is 9.3 points in favor of the bad guys. And coincidentally … Continue reading Carolina/Dook Round 1
For anyone familiar with programming these words are said often, perhaps accompanied by some more colorful language. Such is the case while I learned to use PROC SQL in SAS. As I started I thought to myself, 'I've written hundreds of SQL queries this shouldn't be hard.' I honestly think I'd have been better off … Continue reading I’ve Made a Mistake
I just came across a fantastic R package on Github by lbenz730 - ncaahoopR - that provides easy access to scraping NCAA Basketball stats from ESPN.com AND includes functions for a handful of automatic charts. I'll play around with this a little more but here's a taste of what can be done with a single … Continue reading NCAA Hoops Analysis Just Got Easy!
On January 16 I began online coursework for a MS in Business Analytics from Wake Forest University. Here I will chronicle the things I learn, the things that frustrate me and the things that surprise me. Stay tuned as I'll post weekly updates as I proceed from the first baby steps to walking and then … Continue reading Baby steps