Category Archives: sports

Ranking NHL’s best shooters with Bayesian multilevel modeling

In this post I will look at the question of who have been the best shooters in the NHL. The metric I will use is the shooting percentage, which is the number of goals scored divided by the number of … 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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