This site will host interesting analysis about horse racing and gambling primarily, but will also try to touch on some other things that interest me, such as football, #rstats and data visualisation.

Posts will be written using rmarkdown and will be seen on github, this will hopefully make life easier for me, and help me to write a bit more regularly. Wherever possible I will try to share data I use in posts allowing readers to re-run any analysis.

I will be using R for the majority of the work found on this site:

R is a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification, clustering, etc. Please consult the R project homepage for further information.

I recommend downloading RStudio as an IDE for using R, it’s free and open source, and can really help organise projects and workflows, especially when combined with version control software like Git.

This site has been built using minimalmistakes which is a jekyll