Update: link to driving directions/parking info (http://www-math.ucdenver.edu/contact/map2office.shtml)
This is the inaugural meeting for the Denver R User Group. We will take 5-10 minutes to discuss what the organizers have in mind for this group in terms of organization, future plans, etc. This will be followed by a 20 minute talk by Ryan Elmore on using R to analyze Major League Baseball data (abstract follows). We will dedicate approximately 30 minutes to socializing/networking post-talk. After the "formal" meeting on CU-Denver's campus, we will likely head out to a bar for a bit more socializing.
Speaker: Ryan Elmore
Title: Using R to Analyze Freely Available Sports Data
In this talk I will describe several aspects of a data analysis project that I recently stumbled into while waiting for a flight at DIA. The analysis was motivated by a comment in an article on espn.com (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100729) about how people are losing interest in Boston Red Sox baseball games because the games are becoming longer. He "proved" his point with about 5-10 data points. I will talk about how you can go about downloading baseball data sets from the web and how you can use R to analyze/examine the data. In particular, I will introduce the basics of ggplot2 to construct some basic figures. Time permitting, I will discuss how you can go about sharing your thoughts on and posting code to the web.