Ben Baumer

Ben Baumer

6 packages on CRAN

2 packages on GitHub

etl

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A framework for loading medium-sized data from the Internet to a local or remote relational database management system. This package itself does not do much more than provide a toy example and set up the method structure. Packages that depend on this package will facilitate the construction and maintenance of their respective databases.

macleish

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Download data from the Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station in Whately, MA. The Ada and Archibald MacLeish Field Station is a 260-acre patchwork of forest and farmland located in West Whately, MA that provides opportunities for faculty and students to pursue environmental research, outdoor education, and low-impact recreation (see <http://www.smith.edu/ceeds/macleish.php> for more information). This package contains weather data over several years, and spatial data on various man-made and natural structures.

teamcolors

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Provides color palettes corresponding to professional sports teams. These can be useful in creating data graphics that are themed for particular teams.

mdsr

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A complement to *Modern Data Science with R* (ISBN: 978-1498724487, publisher URL: <https://www.crcpress.com/Modern-Data-Science-with-R/Baumer-Kaplan-Horton/p/book/9781498724487>). This package contains all of the data and code necessary to complete exercises and reproduce examples from the text. It also facilitates connections to the SQL database server used in the book.

openWAR

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This package serves two primary purposes: 1) it facilitates the computation of openWAR, a fully open-source implementation of Wins Above Replacement (WAR) that could serve as a reference implementation for the sabermetric community; and 2) it downloads raw XML files from the MLBAM GameDay web application and processes them into play-by-play data in a tabular format. This play-by-play information is similar in spirit, though not in syntax, to play-by-play data made available by Retrosheet. Those interested in the modeling choices that we have made in our computation of openWAR should consult our JQAS or arXiv paper on that subject. This implementation of openWAR includes functions for constructing interval estimates of WAR for each player, as well as comparing openWAR point estimates to those of Baseball-Reference.com's rWAR.

knitr

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Provides a general-purpose tool for dynamic report generation in R using Literate Programming techniques.

infer

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The objective of this package is to perform inference using an expressive statistical grammar that coheres with the tidy design framework.

baseballr

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Provides numerous functions for acquiring and analyzing baseball data. Data can be acquired from various online sources from within R. Custom metrics can also be calculated, such as wOBA, FIP, and Edge%.