Intro to {polite} Web Scraping of Soccer Data with R!

Fans of soccer/football have been left bereft of their prime form of entertainment these past few months and I’ve seen a huge uptick in the amount of casual fans and bloggers turning to learning programming languages such as R or Python to augment their analytical toolkits. Free and easily accessible... [Read More]
Tags: web-scraping, soccer, football, scraping, rvest, tidyverse, r-bloggers

My RStudio::Conf 2020 / TidyDevDay Roundup & Reflections!

RStudio::Conference 2020 was held in San Francisco, California and kick started a new decade for the R community with a bang! Following some great workshops on a wide variety of topics such as JavaScript for Shiny Users to Designing the Data Science Classroom there were two days full of great... [Read More]
Tags: rstudioconf, tidydevday, open-source, tidyverse, r-community, r-bloggers

Visualizing the Premier League So Far, Part 1: Overview with xPts Tables and xG Plots

It’s the November International Break and we’re around a third of the season through in the Premier League. To break the monotony I decided to do a blog post exploring how teams are doing so far according to a variety of metrics such as shots, goals, xG, xPts, etc. both... [Read More]
Tags: ggplot2, soccer, football, data-viz, football-analytics, soccer-analytics, r-bloggers

81st TokyoR Meetup Roundup: A Special Session in {Shiny}!

As another sweltering summer ends, another TokyoR Meetup! With global warming in full swing and it still being around 30 degrees at the end of September, this month’s meetup was held at DIP Corporation, an personnel/recruitment services company, in their headquarters in Roppongi, Tokyo. This month’s session was another special-themed... [Read More]
Tags: japan, japanr, japan.r, community, tokyor, tokyo.r, r-bloggers

My useR! 2019 Highlights & Experience: Shiny, R Community, {packages}, and more!

The useR! Conference was held in Toulouse, France and for me this was my second useR! after my first in Brisbane last year. This time around I wanted to write about my experiences and some highlights similar to my post on the RStudio::Conference 2019 & Tidyverse Dev Day earlier this... [Read More]
Tags: tidyverse, user2019, useR2019, shiny, shinymeta, data.table, rstats, r-bloggers

Visualizing the Copa América: Historical Records, Squad Profiles, and Player Profiles with xG statistics!

Another summer and another edition of the Copa América! Along with the Africa Cup of Nations, Nations League finals, the Women’s World Cup, Under-21 European Championship AND the Gold Cup this is yet another soccer-filled season after last year’s World Cup and the Asian Cup earlier this year (I also... [Read More]
Tags: brazil, messi, ggplot2, web-scraping, copa-america-2019, soccer, futbol, rvest, tidyverse, r-bloggers

78th #TokyoR Meetup Roundup!

With the arrival of summer, another TokyoR User Meetup! On May 25th, useRs from all over Tokyo (and some even from further afield - including Kan Nishida of Exploratory, all the way from California!) flocked to Jimbocho, Tokyo for another jam-packed session of R hosted by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group.... [Read More]
Tags: japan, japanr, japan.r, community, tokyor, tokyo.r, r-bloggers