Understanding Data Science behind the Movie "Moneyball" using Python

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If there has been some movie, which sparked my interest in Data Science it has to be Moneyball. It was at that time, I was introduced to the field of sabermetrics, the empirical analysis of baseball to measure in-game activity. The reason "Moneyball" succeded for the Oakland A's was not data analytics but the person "Beane" who understood the potential of it which would change the entire organization.

In this session, we'll start with the intro of the movie, Followed by Data Analysis using Python and finally see results for ourselves. Main Motive of this Talk -

  1. Challenging the Conventional Recruiting Method
  2. Highlighting the importance of Data Science in Sports Field
  3. If money is the constraint, Data Science is the answer.

The Problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams, then there's 50 feet of crap and there's us- Brad Pitt


  • Basic Knowledge of Python and Statistics
  • Should be familiar with Jupyter Notebook or Google Colab

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Aniket Kumar is a Data-Enthusiast, currently enrolled at Manipal University Jaipur, 3rd Year. Also, I am the office bearer of a Student Club, focused on Research and Development. I have written two research papers, (i) Stock Market Forecasting comparison using Lasso-Ridge Regression, LSTM, and ARIMA (ii) Monocular Depth Estimation using Neural Network which is currently being reviewed. Movies and Books are my source of inspiration for coding. Hosted various Tech events and collaborated with many speakers. Personal Portfolio- www.cmmon.co Worked as Full Stack Web Developer at various Ed-Tech Startups

Section: Data Science, Machine Learning and AI
Type: Talks
Target Audience: Beginner
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