Cats are great and so is the forcats R package

Cats are great. Perhaps Hadley Wickham and Lionel Henry think so too given the wonderful choice of name for their purrr package. Hadley Wickham has also created a superb, wittingly named package called forcats, possibly an abbreviation of "for categoricals" or an anagram of "factors", which is very, very useful to the data scientist. In… Continue reading Cats are great and so is the forcats R package

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Predicting the Willingen 2017 men’s ski jumping competition

In an earlier post of mine, I carried out an analysis on ski jumping data for Zakopane, Poland and attempted to predict which athletes would end up on the podium. I also created a classification tree and tested it on the 2017 competition data with good results. For this side project of mine, I hope… Continue reading Predicting the Willingen 2017 men’s ski jumping competition