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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (10/7/12)

Jack Welch got a little conspiracy-theory crazy with the job numbers. Thomas Lumley over at StatsChat makes a pretty good case for debunking the theory. I think the real take home message of Thomas’ post and one worth celebrating/highlighting is that agencies that produce … Continue reading

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Once in a lifetime collapse

Baseball Prospectus uses Monte Carlo simulation to predict which teams will make the postseason. According to this page, on Sept 1st, the probability of the Red Sox making the playoffs was 99.5%. They were ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays by … Continue reading

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Small ball is a bad strategy

Bill James pointed this out a long time ago. If you don’t know Bill James, you should look him up. I consider him to be one of the most influential statisticians of all times. This post relates to one of … Continue reading

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tvh5edD22c?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] “Any other team wins the World Series, good for them…if we win, with this team … we’ll have changed the game.” Moneyball! Maybe the start of the era of data. Plus it is a feel good baseball movie … Continue reading

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