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A data scientist’s History of Buggy

I was very kindly invited to give a talk at Carnegie Mellon during the Buggy Showcase (aka Design Comp) portion of Spring Carnival.  For the uninitiated, ‘Buggy’ is a race held annually among CMU students since 1920.  It’s part soap box

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WOD Data: CrossFit Open 15.5

After five ‘suspenseful’ Thursday announcements, and five times laid out on the mat, we’ve got the 5th breakdown for the stats crowd. I’ve got plans for at least one more post about the Open, so please, post any requests for analyses here

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WOD Data: Crossfit Open 15.4

15.4! Hand stand pushups and (pretty) heavy cleans.  Did you have em?  More people showed up this week with HSPUs than had muscle ups last week, but it was still a workout that pushed a lot of athlete’s limits.  Somewhat

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WOD Data: Crossfit Open 15.3

I was so tired from those muscle ups it took me an extra couple of days to get this post up.  In the mean time, we’ve had a new player enter the scene: CrossFit HQ themselves! I’m psyched that the

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CrossFit Games Data 2012-2015

 Mission part 1: Bring CrossFit data mainstream.  Success! Part 1 in my mission to bring more data to the CrossFit Open is now a success.  I always wondered why CrossFit HQ didn’t do more to bring the story of the Open

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WOD data: CrossFit Open 15.2

Last week’s post about 15.1 was a hit, so I’m back with 15.2 and it’s bigger and better.  First off, we’ve got a treasure trove of new data. I collected all of the profile stats from 245,000 2015 Open athletes.  Others

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What’s normal (or top 5%) for a CrossFit athlete?

hacked By SIRINElover by w4l3XzY3 A data scientist’s History of Bugg… WOD Data: CrossFit Open 15.5 WOD Data: Crossfit Open 15.4 Ever see a 32 year old 5’10” 185lb guy walking down the street with a 32 year old 5’5″

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WOD data: CrossFit Open 15.1

note: some readers noticed that I had fewer athletes in my data than CrossFit was reporting.  I originally collected the scores after score submissions closed on March 2, but apparently they need more time to settle, so I scraped again on

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Where did you really stack up in the 2014 CrossFit Open WODs?

If you’re like me, you know your scores on the  CrossFit Open WODs, and you looked up what ranks those scores got you.  But what does 71,786th out of 153,305 mean?   Not much. The games website lets you drill down

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