Joseph Ryan Glover

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Category: Analysis

Arbitraging Playdium

This afternoon the family went to the Playdium in Mississauga. For those not in the know, the Playdium is a big arcade, go-cart, batting cage and redemption game complex that takes your money and offers entertainment in return. I had a good time at Playdium this afternoon because my son and I discovered how to […]

Sentiment Analysis in Sebastian Barry’s Novel A Long Long Way

I’m kicking around ideas for my thesis in Irish literature and one avenue I explored was examining Sebastian Barry’s 2005 novel A Long Long Way using some techniques from the digital humanities. For those who may be unfamiliar the digital humanities is a new academic discipline that seeks to apply data analysis tools to traditional […]

Quantifying Streakiness in NBA 3-Point Shooters

In basketball parlance, a streaky shooter is a player whose shooting effectiveness is inconsistent: some games they are hitting nearly all their shots and other games they are stone cold. There’s a lot of talk around the Internet about streaky shooters and a lot of top 10 and top 15 lists are made (pity J.R. […]

Daring Players to Shoot

In basketball you often hear about a defender “daring” an offensive player to shoot. This dare can be identified by the distance the defender gives a shooter to take their shot. The reasoning is that if a defender does not consider the offensive player to be much of a shooting threat they will play off […]

Analysis of Ontario Primary School Class Sizes Part Two: Examining Split Classes

To practice my skills as a data analyst I decided to look into some of Ontario’s Open Data data sets. The primary school class size data set interested me because I have children in the primary grades and the topic is often in the news.  Summary of Analytical Findings Public school split classes have increased from 47% of all […]

Analysis of Ontario Primary School Class Sizes Part One: Verifying Ministry Claims

By Guinness323 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons To practice my skills as a data analyst I decided to look into some of Ontario’s Open Data data sets. The primary school class size data set interested me because I have children in the primary grades and the topic is often in the news.  Summary of Analytical Findings The […]