Posts Tagged “statistics”

Gun Violence Incident Grouping via PCA

Note (Oct. 14, 2016): Part of this work was used in a collaboration between the AP here and USA TODAY NETWORK here.

The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) has for each event a list of characteristics. There are 92 distinct tags that are used. Many of these tags are either redundant or unnecessarily specific for the kinds of questions I am interested in investigating:

Dota 2 Drafting Part 1: Data Collection

Dota 2 captain’s mode entails a drafting phase where a sequence of picks and bans are issued by the team captains. As of this writing, there have been 1,933,725,512 total matches of Dota 2 played, in all modes. It may be possible now with this body of data to build a machine learning algorithm for prediction and for drafting suggestions.