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Old 04-03-2014, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nate Silver FiveThirtyEight- tons of great statistical articles

Anyone else read his stuff? He's the dude famous for picking one of the recent elections perfectly. He also was on espn with bracketology but isn't the greatest on tv. Here's a few interesting articles, feel free to add any others you find interesting.
Four Strikes And You’re Out | FiveThirtyEight

The heat maps are hard to interpret, but interesting nonetheless.

The Imperfect Pursuit of a Perfect Baseball Forecast | FiveThirtyEight
Shoulda taken the Astros futures over.

The Distribution of Fandom in Pro Leagues | FiveThirtyEight

Popularity of teams relative to league average.
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Yep, big fan of his stuff ... I did not watch any college basketball this year, so I just used his percentages to set my bracket ... did not work out so well.
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Yep, big fan of his stuff ... I did not watch any college basketball this year, so I just used his percentages to set my bracket ... did not work out so well.
Fitting given the username . It would be a great job to have considering he probably has access with Elias and any other informational database and having the research to crunch whatever numbers they want. Problem is, it seems like the field for that sort of research in sports is quite limited if you want to be successful.
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