Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Data: Super Bowl pool squares

Tools used: RStudio with ggplot2, plyr, reshape2, and XML packages

The way Super Bowl pools work is this: people who buy in are randomly assigned a pair of numbers on a 10-by-10 grid. At the end of each quarter, the person with the box corresponding to the last digits of the two teams’ scores wins part of the pool.

Since some of us will be participating in a pool like this on Sunday, I thought it’d be useful to look at which numbers are most likely to be profitable.

Q1 Q2

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Q3 Final

(R code here).