News tagged with sports statistics

Making sports statistics more scientific

Whether it is the sprinter who finished first or the team that scored more points, it's usually easy to determine who won a sporting event. But finding the statistics that explain why an athlete or team wins ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Mathematics
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Strength in numbers

Before the information revolution of recent decades, sports analysis largely consisted of vague talk about the intangible qualities of players and teams: games and championships were often said to be won because of heart, ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Mathematics
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