During my first project that involved manipulating big files containing spatial data, to be more precise shapefiles, I couldn't find a good tutorial that helped me to understand how to handle the structure of the data, it was overwhelming and frustrating, that is why I'm doing this tutorial explaining shapefiles and how to work with... Continue Reading →
An interactive app that shows different features of teams from several soccer leagues. Play with the Shiny App here. Check the code on GitHub here .
How many time you have seen a team that is playing great is going through a rough streak of loosing matches and the head coach might be fired due bad results? When results are the only measure you have regarding a team performance is quite difficult to know if the team is improving or not and... Continue Reading →
Since the last century sports have taken a crucial place in our society, mostly because they turned out into a profitable business for people around them. But also, because sports have become a tool to shape society. A great example of this occur when the equity gender concept started to grow during the 70’s, at... Continue Reading →
Since the English conceived football (probably even before) different ideas and styles have been created around the game with mainly one purpose, being the best. Looking at the recent history of soccer there are two types of styles almost opposite between each other that became quite popular and successful, one is the Catenaccio, an Italian... Continue Reading →
Imagine you are the head coach of a soccer team and you only care about not losing (maybe the fans will ask for your head if you lose). With this philosophy, you want to know what’s worse, receiving a goal or a red card. To answer this question I used data of approximately 4000 matches... Continue Reading →