Thursday, October 16, 2014

Playoff Implications moving to FiveThirtyEight

I'm excited to announce that my Playoff Implications feature is moving to FiveThirtyEight. Here is a link to the week seven column. Data visualization genius Reuben Fischer-Baum has created a slick and intuitive interactive chart for displaying the various probabilities. Under the hood, I have increased the number of simulations from 10,000 to 50,000. As a result, some of the more minor implications are now passing statistical muster, leading to a fuller picture of playoff interdependencies.

The intention is to run this as a weekly column at FiveThirtyEight. Each week, I'll post a heads up here when the column is up.