Over the past four years, a majority of the championship teams from the four major US sports were big users of analytics. So, to the casual observer, the answer must be yes. Now, we would like to prove the case analytically. In 2015, ESPN ranked all MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL teams and divided the teams into five categories. The article was named “The Great Analytics Rankings.” The first category was “All In.” These teams used analytics to influence team performance at a high lev
Recently CANA Advisors had its annual Company Spring Offsite. It was once again held at the lovely Airlie resort and hotel in Warrenton, VA. As always, the Airlie was very accommodating and a refreshing location to host our meetings and get together at. Beyond the lovely atmosphere provided by the rolling hills of Warrenton, VA, the Offsite afforded our team a great chance to connect face to face and to talk about the current state of CANA and the future of where we are goi
R Markdown I've gone a little bit off the 'deep end' when it comes to programming in R recently. I was turned on to Markdown a few months ago by a friend, but haven't really had time to play with it. Until now.
The builders of Markdown at RStudio have a technical explanation of Markdown; but to me, it is:
A tool that brings word processing functions to a level playing field with the analysis and graphics already resident in R. Ok, sounds cool - why would anyone want that? W
This is not a pipe I, like the rest of our team, frequently use the R language for statistical analysis for various projects. One really cool feature of R is that it has a vibrant user community and contributors. I was working on some analysis last week and saw an example using the ‘pipe’ operator %>% along with a lot of ‘buzz’ on sites like Stack Overflow and R Bloggers. I have to admit at first, I was resistant to a new package and functions, and I simply didn’t ‘get it’
The word analytics is floating everywhere these days. It's unavoidable if you work in an industry that uses a lot of mathematics, simulation, modeling, statistics, numerical analysis, and a broad range of information technology-based solutions. But what if you don't? What if you're a law firm? A plumbing supply store? A small manufacturer? If you're not surrounded by numbers all day every day, you might think you have no need for analytics and the need to harness and analyze
CANA is proud to announce that Walt DeGrange, one of its Principal Operations Research Analysts, was just elected as the President of the INFORMS Sports Analytics Society. Learn more about INFORMS here. #informs #sports #analysis #analytics #WaltDeGrange