I haven’t taken a look or done much of anything with the NFL play-level data in a while. Most of what I did involved getting it into MySQL. Since then, I’ve been terribly busy with work and personal life, and so analytics have gone to the wayside. But over the past week or so, I’ve […]

## Archive for the ‘**statistics**’ Tag

## Back in the analytic groove Leave a comment

## A Toe Dipped into Sports Analytics 1 comment

One of the things I’m trying to do is to write about my experiences learning about sports analytics. I am learning more about it because it’s at the intersection of sports, data analysis, and statistical methods, three things I’m interested in. Recently, I read Scorecasting by Moskowitz and Wertheim, a rather interesting book about the “conventional […]

## On odds ratios Leave a comment

Even though I’ve had a fair amount of training in technical areas of statistics and probability, my work (primarily in the realm of “public policy”) does not generally lend itself to having to understand the intricacies of, say, GMM estimators. (Though sometimes I develop Monte Carlo simulations for sensitivity analysis.) The vast majority of what […]