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Advent of Code 2021

Advent of Code 2021

Every year, the great team at Advent of Code lead by ericwastl develops an “Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill sets and skill levels that can be solved in any programming language you like.” Well, I like R, so in this post I will provide my solutions to the puzzles each day. I plan on using this post to learn and teach and hopefully I am able to stay up-to-date!

Winning "Pay The Rent" on The Price Is Right

Winning "Pay The Rent" on The Price Is Right

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, my family and I have found different activities to do as all our other activities are on hold due to the COVID-19 lockdown. In that post, I looked at first player’s strategy when spinning the big wheel prior to the showcase showdown. In this post, I’ll explore the rarely won game, Pay the Rent Pay The Rent Pay The Rent Pay The Rent is a challenging game.

ESPN Fantasy Football 2020 Part 1: Accessing the API

ESPN Fantasy Football 2020 Part 1: Accessing the API

Its that time of year! Its that time of year again. The time when we dust off the old ESPN fantasy football API R code and fix everything that broke in the last year. Here’s what I hope to show over the next few posts. How to access your ESPN public fantasy football league’s data. How to organize that data and create a few interesting displays. How to create a dashboard to supplement your league’s fun.

Goal: Read 1000 (Children's) Books in 2018

Goal: Read 1000 (Children's) Books in 2018

Introduction Over Christmas 2017, my wife, Jill, resolved that our family (to include babysitters) would read our children over 1000 new books in 2018. More specifically, 29 December 2017 - 28 December 2018. A goal like this takes dedication, love, and of course, a Data Science-y approach. Special thanks to Ally, Zia, and Bookbuddy for help in accomplishing this goal! Also, special thanks to drob and juliasilge who privde the tidytext package and the entire R open-source community I rely on to do this analysis.

Blog Introduction

As my experience with statistics, computer science, and the all encompasing term, data science, increases, I have decided that it is time to share some of my projects. Creating this blog serves several purposes. It archives some projects I’ve created. It makes my work public so I can receive (hopefully) constructive feedback to improve my tools/analysis. It helps me share what I’ve learned with the community that has been so helpful to me.