PremPredict 2019/20

In this year's PremPredict, there are twenty teams, twenty-one players and a massive £105 up for grabs. In this post, I'll show the latest standings and our collective expectations for the season.

Animating Covid-19

Previous analysis in this area has tended not to show maps over time against the right measures. I aim to do so here for Europe. The general picture that emerges is one of sobering consistency.

Tracking Covid-19

Although Covid-19 is all over the news, I can't find any analysis that uses per-capita data on a log scale. For that reason, I've done this analysis myself.

Work in our friendly team!

There's a great job opening in our team and I wanted to tell you more.

Is it all over?

I run 10,000 simulations on the final round of matches in the Premier League season, so as to project the odds of each player winning my PremPredict competition.

My R code snippets

I keep a list of frequently-used code snippets that I find valuable and, in the spirit of the R community, I thought it best to share them.

Holiday ideas

Yes, it is a first world problem, but we always struggle with holiday destinations. I prefer flying upside down towards somewhere different, whilst my wife and boy aren't keen on heat or long flights. For that reason, I made this analysis to find somewhere that suits us all.

PremPredict R package

Given the repeated use of similar functions for posts about my PremPredict competition, I thought it made sense to build an R package for it. Here are some details about it.

Who you know?

I recently presented some of my work on building networks of investment managers. Here are some more details.

Asset manager evaluation

Back in the day, I wrote research papers about investment practice. One example concerned how asset owners could better evaluate the investment performance of their asset managers. As I still like the idea, I thought that I'd share it with you, given that the materials are already in the public domain. Basically, the idea is to view performance in the way that a Bayesian would.

Brexit vote analysis

I wanted a better understanding of the Brexit vote and so thought I'd analyse it. In this post, I therefore plot the Brexit vote and winning parliamentary party from 2016 by constituency, leaning heavily on the parlitools and ggiraph packages.

Who bats best?

Cricket commentators often bang on about changes in batting quality through the ages. Or they say that batting order matters to averages ... or vice-versa. But is there anything in these questions? In this post, I try and find out a bit.

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