[Blindmath] Accessible introduction to Statistics preffiberely with R

Pielaet, Jon JPielaet at clark.edu
Fri Mar 14 19:23:25 UTC 2014


I agree that R is kind of overkill for fantasy sports but if that is the route that you are most interested in there is some great documentation out there.

Here is a list of R-related documentation:



http://www.r-project.org/other-docs.html



A quick google search also returned this article arguing that R is a better choice for fantasy sports than Excel:



http://fantasyfootballanalytics.net/2014/01/why-r-is-better-than-excel.html



It includes some useful tips on moving data from excel to R among other things.



I hope this is helpful.



Have a great weekend,



Jon



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-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Sean Tikkun
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Accessible introduction to Statistics preffiberely with R



Excel has most of the functions that would be necessary for fantasy projections.  The reliability coefficients and confidence intervals would be a little more challenging, but its all there.  Do you know excel?  My understanding is that excel is already pretty compatible, but then I'm not sure about your screenreader or any recent developments in compatibility.  Most stats files live in .csv the true formatting in statistics is pretty simple if you've handled integration you've done far harder stuff!



Sean



On Mar 14, 2014, at 12:55 PM, Jared Stofflett <stofflet at gmail.com<mailto:stofflet at gmail.com>> wrote:



> Hello, I am a totally blind programmer who took up through Calc one

> while in college several years ago. I'd like to learn basic statistics

> for use in trying to generate projections for daily fantasy sports.

> From doing research I believe R will be my program of choice. Can

> anyone point me to a text that is available in an easily accessible

> format that covers basic statistics? It would be helpful if R was the

> tool used but not required. I am a braille reader so can use a braille

> display or possibly try to find a way to have a BRF file printed out

> for me. If there is not a text already in an accessible form what

> would be the easiest way to convert a LaTeX file to either MathML or

> braille? Thanks for any info.

>

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