Category Archives: Big Data

Scientific Gambling – Ice Hockey World Championships starting tomorrow

The tournament is starting tomorrow with four games. From now on, future posts on this topic on the public Facebook group Scientific Gambling on Ice Hockey World Championships 2018 only. So, I you want to continue following how my Bayesian Inference engine … Continue reading

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Scientific Gambling on Ice Hockey Worlds – Bets for games of May 5th

Summary I’m using mathematical & statistical methods, more specifically, Bayesian Inference, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, simulation and Probabilistic Programming, attempting to predict the game outcomes of the upcoming Ice Hockey World Championships, starting May 4th. Based on the findings of … Continue reading

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Predicting the outcome of World Championships in Ice Hockey using Bayesian Inference

Just for fun, I thought I’d implement a Bayesian “statistical inference engine” for some sports tournament. For whatever reason, I came to choose ice hockey world championships, training my inference engine on data from the 2016 tournament, and testing its … Continue reading

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Linear Regression – comparing Bayesian with Frequentist approach

[This post was inspired by Richard McElreath] One of the nice characteristics of Bayesian methods is that you are always dealing with full distributions. On the other hand, in a Frequentist (tratitional) approach, you will mostly deal with point estimators, … Continue reading

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Eurostat Statistics part V: hospital beds per capita

[Datasource: Eurostat]

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Profiling & targeted marketing for business & politics: the power of Data Analytics

So, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are now under fire for alleged misconduct in the latest US presidential campaign – however, the strategies and tactics employed by Cambridge analytica are not new, just a bit more refined than the tactics used … Continue reading

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Eurostat – physical activity in Europe

Among the Eurostat databases there are several with stats on physical activity in the various European countries: below one example (that might explain why e.g. Norway wins so many medals in cross country skiing…. 🙂

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Eurostat migration statistics, part III – Sweden’s share of total asylum applications

Sweden’s share of total European population is about 1.8% (2011 census), marked by the red dashed line. [Datasource: Eurostat]

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Eurostat statistics on migration, part II

Below graphs show the number of asylum applications per European country, year 2015.  Data taken from Eurostat’s extensive databases.

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Eurostat statistics on migration

Eurostat produces some pretty impressive datasets on various statistics, about population, commerce, migration and many other areas. I scraped the data for migration for the years 2008 to 2017. Below some illustrative graphs for the Nordic countries for the period … Continue reading

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