Monthly Archives: January 2019

Geolocation with Google API’s & Python – mapping addresses to GPS coordinates

Google does some pretty impressive things – not just all the web-based search stuff, but they also have lot’s and lot’s of really cool API’s for programmers to peruse. In order to access these API’s, you need a personal authorization … Continue reading

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Vasaloppet 2018 – race time analysis

An analysis of race times for the ~11000 men and ~2000 women that participated in 2018 Vasaloppet. For explanations of the graphs, see earlier posts on Marcialonga or Tour de Ski. [Btw, the weird looking vertical orange/blue “spike” in the … Continue reading

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Tour de Ski Final climb – does age matter for performance ?

In an earlier post, I analyzed data from the Marcialonga Ski race. Marcialonga is one of the classic long distance ski races, where both elite’ as well as amateurs compete together. In fact, the vast majority of the competitors in … Continue reading

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Tour de Ski 2019 Final Climb Analysis

Just a quickie analysis on the just finished race, comparing the climb times for women vs men, the top-28 of both genders. Once again, the results are consistent with my earlier findings on this topic: at elite’ level, the difference … Continue reading

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Marcialonga Ski 2018 – some Analytics

Now, with the power grid finally – after 62 hours! – back in business, I’m able to continue my stats/analytics exploration of the past Marcialonga ski race. First, some basic stats about the race: Total number of participants: 5558, of … Continue reading

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Ugly soup with Python, requests & Beautiful Soup

Web scraping has never been a coveted nor favorite discipline of mine; in fact, for me web scraping is an unfortunate, but sometimes necessary evil. Scraping web-pages, at least for me, is a very unstructured process, basically pure Trial & … Continue reading

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Gender is not a social construct, but a biological reality, clearly demonstrated in sports

Just a quick demo to debunk the contemporary notion that “Gender is a social construct”. Data taken from today’s Tour the Ski sprint qualification times, for the top 30 women vs men, where both men & women used the same … Continue reading

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