Advanced Stats for Basketball

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May 22, 2008

Google Charts

Posted by Eli in Other Sites

Jason from BallHype has a new post on Chris Paul with some really nice dynamic charts thanks to the Google Chart API.

April 9, 2008

Chernoff Faces

Posted by Eli in Baseball, Other Sites

I’m working on a longer study, but for now here are a few links.

Last week, the New York Times had an article on using Chernoff faces to visualize data about baseball managers. The Arbitrarian followed that up with a post that used Chernoff faces to compare some star players in the NBA. Chernoff faces are a way to display data by mapping it onto simplified human faces - you can read more about them here and here. The main reason I’m linking to these is because this method of visualizing data was invented by my great-uncle, Herman Chernoff. He’s made a lot of contributions to the field of statistics in his career, but most of them (like this) aren’t as fun as the faces that he came up with thirty-five years ago.