2016 BBHOF candidates as Chernoff faces

A few weeks ago a blog post about Chernoff’s faces came across my twitter feed http://www.futilitycloset.com/2015/11/29/chernoffs-faces/ I thought this was intriguing and thought it’d be fun to apply this to some data set – and the metrics for the 2016 candidates for the baseball hall-of-fame  is perfectly suited. Before I show my result, I want … More 2016 BBHOF candidates as Chernoff faces

Principal components analysis for baseball HOF voters

As I talked about in my previous post on sportsVU player-tracking data, principal components analysis (PCA) is a technique that can be used for both dimensionality reduction (describe the data effectively using fewer numbers) and to reveal something about the nature of the data. To apply PCA to voting patterns for the baseball hall-of-fame, we can consider … More Principal components analysis for baseball HOF voters