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Data from the ESPN Cricinfo website is available from the STATSGURU website.
The url is of the form-
If you break down this URL to get more statistics on cricket, you can choose the following parameters.
6=India ,7=Pakistan and 8=Sri Lanka
However ESPN has unleashed the API (including both free and premium)for Developers at http://developer.espn.com/docs.
and especially these sports http://developer.espn.com/docs/headlines#parameters
|/sports||News across all sports/sections|
|/sports/baseball/mlb||Major League Baseball (MLB)|
|/sports/basketball/mens-college-basketball||NCAA Men’s College Basketball|
|/sports/basketball/nba||National Basketball Association (NBA)|
|/sports/basketball/wnba||Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)|
|/sports/basketball/womens-college-basketball||NCAA Women’s College Basketball|
|/sports/football/college-football||NCAA College Football|
|/sports/football/nfl||National Football League (NFL)|
|/sports/hockey/nhl||National Hockey League (NHL)|
|/sports/mma||Mixed Martial Arts|
|/sports/soccer||Professional soccer (US focus)|
I wonder when this can be enabled for Cricket as well (including APIs free,academic,premium,partner ).
(Note you can use R packages XML , RCurl , rjson, to get data from the web among others).
Plotting is best done using ggplot2 http://had.co.nz/ggplot2/ or d3.js at http://mbostock.github.com/d3/, and the current status of cricket graphics can surely look a change- they are mostly a single radial plot of shots played /runs scored or a combined barplot/line graph.
So if Vanderbilt did lose (again) to UT (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2011/nov/20/video-tennessee-highlights-vanderbilt-game/) , they have somethign better to look before next season’s football season.
UseR is coming to Tennessee in 2012! This is the premier conference happens annually for R language (>2 mill users), and alternated between Europe and North America every other year.
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The nearest major airport to Vanderbilt University is the Nashville International Airport (BNA). The airport is about 10 miles east of the campus and downtown Nashville. The BNA website maintains a list of ground transportation options for air travelers. The approximate taxi fare from the airport to Vanderbilt University is $27. Shuttles and buses are also available from the airport. The latter is economical (approximate fare is $1.60), but the travel time is more than an hour.
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I almost missed out on the R Journal for this month- great reading,
and I liked Dr Hadley’s article on stringr package the best. Really really useful package and nice writing too
(incidentally I just downloaded a local copy of his ggplot website at http://had.co.nz/ggplot2/ggplot-static.zip
I aim to really read that one up
Okay, announcement time
I just signed a contract with Springer for a book on R, some what in first half of 2011
” R for Business Analytics“
its going to be a more business analytics than a stats perspective ( I am a MBA /Mech Engineer)
and use cases would be business analytics cases. Do write to me if you need help doing some analytics in R (business use cases)- or want something featured. Big focus would be on GUI and easier analytics, using the Einsteinian principle to make things as simple as possible but no simpler)
- Analysis of Facebook status updates (revolutionanalytics.com)
- Winners of 2010 ggplot2 case study competition (revolutionanalytics.com)
- Springer launchers new service tool for usage and trends (teleread.com)
- High Impact Analytics Introduces First Real-Time, Software Business Analytics For Small- to Mid-Size Walmart and Sam’s Club Suppliers (prweb.com)
- Top 5 Methods to Choose a Thesis Topic (psipsychologytutor.org)
- Modern football journalism… (scissorskick.wordpress.com)
But the reality was I was extremely unhappy- or as unhappy as a person could be without being crazy about it. I was addicted to the always-on rush of the internet, working without a break on my writing and my job/contracts. I was ignoring my wife ‘s demands for more time as childish, and the rest of my family as interfering. Even my son seemed an time-crawl at times, so he spent more time with his nanny than me. I was hooked- and the drug was electronic, unblinking and always on. When I was not working, I was playing games on Facebook, tweeting like a teenager, or playing paid strategy games.I had been having mild arguments for the past several weeks with my wife, but I dismissed those concerns as feminine posturing. I mean, I knew her for eight years now- four before marriage and four after that. Any demands from her for more time or even to help out with the work at home meant time away from my computer or my business or even my sleep. After the high of fourteen go-go hours at work I needed some pills at the end of each day to sleep.
The wife could wait. The job, the money and the networking could not.
And then she walked out on me. With the kid. And the nanny. And With my credit card.
I was furious. How could this happen to me? In vain I raged against her, created scenes at her house to get my son back. She gave my credit card back. But it would take much more time than I realized to get my life back.
Too proud to admit whose fault it was, I packed my bags to start life afresh in school in America.
My parents were supportive, especially my father. I had often been distant with him as he too had a demanding job as a police officer. I rationalized my work alcoholism on the ground that I was doing it for my family and making good money, unlike my father who had just spent thirty years on a middle level pay and much more work. My father had endured those complaints silently and just as silently he helped me through basic therapy to help me reach a medical condition fit enough to travel.
I resolved to start life anew in the United States. At first it went well. I swam in the housing pool and walked along the beautiful green campus.My immigrant energy was good enough for me to start impressing my classmates and my teachers. I used the opportunities available in the US to travel to conferences in New York and Las Vegas. And I partied like a bachelor in both these places. I had nothing else left to lose and so I thought. Beer bars were my salvation and I was redeemed there-at least for the evening. But then a familiar pattern from the past emerged- I could not focus long enough on my studies. My medication (this time prescribed by a doctor) increased but I steadily drank as well. I tried distracting myself with sports- especially with the university football team which played every Saturday. Caught up in the weekly ritual, I hoped it would give a good outlet to the hurt I felt inside. It was one such Saturday that I came across my Baptist friends.
I was hitch-hiking my way to the football stadium and steadily grew flustered as there was a steady stream of cars hurrying to their tailgates without sparing a thought for me. After walking in vain for almost half an hour under the burning sun, I threw my hands up, looked up at the sky, and silently implored heaven to give me a break.
- Black LGBT community finds a new way to worship (thegrio.com)
- Sedition of Christian Right (nowpublic.com)
- The Dangerous World of Biblical Counseling: Part 1 (new.exchristian.net)
- The long awaited adventures of India – Chennai (Madras), India (travelpod.com)
- Great Websites to Use for Searching Bible Verses (brighthub.com)