When you have exams and an interesting problem that you have to complete in a few days, it’s not too cool to go down with a fever. These next couple of days are going to be a blaze with all the work. I need to get this done with.
Before picking the teams, I needed a way to visually represent the data I had so far. I needed to have the graphs look beautiful, and also easy to generate.
I think of it more as, the GitHub of Graphs.
I heard about Plotly during PyCon India 2014. I found it really interesting and decided to use it for any interesting project I had to work on (also because I put a Plotly sticker on my laptop, so I had to use it because I donated laptop real estate to it). Just as I was looking for ideas of things to work on, I came across TNT, so I decided that it might be a good time to start using Plotly.
It was so much easier than I thought.
I decided to go with using iframes mainly because I wouldn’t have to edit the webpage every time I edited the graph. It would be really useful when I worked on my data often.
So I went ahead and built histograms for each of the 7 batting/bowling statistics that I mentioned in the previous post.
Starting off with the batting stats.
- Runs per wicket
- Runs per 100 balls
- Pinch hitting rate
The bowling stats.
- Overs to concede 100 runs
- Wickets per 10 overs
- Overs to concede 10 boundaries
- Overs to concede an extra
Now, this is useful to notice how I can’t use the entire player dataset to generate my team, because it would end up skewed in favour of players who rarely played. A player who has bowled only one over in the given timeframe, and conceded just 1 run along with taking a wicket will have statistics like 100 overs to concede 100 runs and 10 wickets per 10 overs - which is obviously messed up. So I need to set a minimum number of innings that a player should have batted or bowled in, if the player has to be considered for the team. I’m setting that number at 23 - I’ll see how it turns out and make changes if I have to.
I’ll continue using Plotly to represent other statistics of the generated team. And that is what I’ll have to start working on now.