Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R

1st Edition

Paola Zuccolotto, Marica Manisera

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published January 14, 2020
Reference - 219 Pages - 65 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138600799 - CAT# K387919
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Science Series

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Using data from one season of NBA games, Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning and applying data analytics in basketball. Whether assessing the spatial performance of an NBA player’s shots or doing an analysis of the impact of high pressure game situations on the probability of scoring, this book discusses a variety of case studies and hands-on examples using a custom R package. The codes are supplied so readers can reproduce the analyses themselves or create their own. Assuming a basic statistical knowledge, Basketball Data Science with R is suitable for students, technicians, coaches, data analysts and applied researchers.


·         One of the first books to provide statistical and data mining methods for the growing field of analytics in basketball.

·         Presents tools for modelling graphs and figures to visualize the data.

·         Includes real world case studies and examples, such as estimations of scoring probability using the Golden State Warriors as a test case.

·         Provides the source code and data so readers can do their own analyses on NBA teams and players.



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