A. Data Science Methods

This book is different from other sports analytics books because it views sports analytics in the broader context of data science. Data scientists speak the language of business—accounting, finance, marketing, and management. They know about information technology, including data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming. They understand statistical modeling, machine learning, mathematical programming, and simulation methods. These are the things that data scientists do:

Image Information search and selection. We begin by reviewing the research literature in the field, learning what others have done in the past. ...

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