Swimming + Data Science


Introducing JumpeR - For Track and Field Data

Ordinarily posts on Swimming + Data Science have focused on swimming, or sometimes diving. Today though we’re going to visit some of our more gravity-afflicted colleagues and do a bit of cross-training.

SwimmeR version 0.7.2 - Now Better than Ever

SwimmeR version 0.7.2 is now available from CRAN. This new version contains some new features, plus a few changes to make it more user-friendly. Let me show you what I’ve been working on.

COVID Impacts in Swimming Results?

As you may have heard there’s a global pandemic going on. One of the more minor impacts of that pandemic has been the disruption of athletics, including swimming. In this post we’re going to compare results from the New York State Section V girls championship meets conducted in Fall 2020 to the same meets conducted in years past.

Dataset of All ISL Results Season 1 and 2

The second ISL season wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, meaning that now we’re in the off-season. I loved watching the CBC’s coverage of the ISL. The races were exciting, the swimmers seemed like they were having a great time, they were absolutely swimming great times.

A CRAN Downloads Experiment

I’ve done an experiment regarding package downloads from CRAN (or the RStudio CRAN mirror at least) and now it’s time to share the results. When the first version ( of SwimmeR was released on CRAN in October of 2019 it had very few features - just a couple functions for formatting times and doing course conversions.