Category Archives: sports

Ranking NHL’s best shooters with Bayesian multilevel modeling

Update April 12, 2018: This post is from spring 2017, so the results reflect statistics up to season 2016–2017. I have now re-run the analysis including data from season 2017–2018, and updated results are available here. Methodology is unchanged, so … Continue reading

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How good is Patrik Laine’s shot?

Patrik Laine is playing his first season in the NHL and currently leads the league in scoring with 12 goals. With 51 shots on goal, his shooting percentage is 23.5 %. How does this number compare to great goal scores over … Continue reading

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Predicting the Stanley Cup Champion

When I was at the Recurse Center, I wanted to try the caret package for R. It provides a unified interface for training various types of classification and regression models, and parameter tuning through resampling. I needed a project to … Continue reading

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