Computer Science pioneer was also hoops analytics pioneer

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mtamada
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Computer Science pioneer was also hoops analytics pioneer

Post by mtamada » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:51 am

I'd known that famed computer scientist Donald Knuth did basketball analytics when he was an undergraduate at Case Institute of Technology (now Case-Western Reserve University) some 60 years ago. But I hadn't known that IBM had made a film about him at that same time, until I stumbled upon it here.

His model was just a linear weights model, although he was thoughtful about the weights and it may very well have been superior to anything else that existed at that time.

roland_beech
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Re: Computer Science pioneer was also hoops analytics pioneer

Post by roland_beech » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 pm

haha, that's tremendous Michael, thanks for posting the link

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Re: Computer Science pioneer was also hoops analytics pioneer

Post by bchaikin » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:42 am

cwru - must be a hotbed for basketball analytics...

i'm a 1981 graduate from there...

the gym in the video is emerson gym - where i played freshman hoops, intramural, and a ton of pick-up...

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