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# Math Toolbox: Searching for the right Calculus book

A lot of my research and development work revolves around mathematics, and to that end I have a large collection of math books in my personal library.  They're focused mostly on applied mathematics, but I have a few on pure mathematics as well (analysis, algebra, topology).  However, my library is lacking in one important area […]

# Math Toolbox: Information on Bayesian statistics

Bayesian statistics is a branch of statistics that I have been studying recently because of the framework it provides for updating probabilities and statistical distributions with incoming data.  It could prove useful to some statistical models that I am developing and will develop in the future.  I've been looking for books and online material on […]

# A couple of cool math software

I was looking around for some open-source math software today, and stumbled across two packages that I want to share with those of you (both of you??) who might be interested.The first is a software tool called CVXMOD.  It is a Python-based tool for setting up and solving convex optimization problems, and was developed by […]

# A great tutorial on convex optimization

Yes, I know that it's late, but I can't sleep.Several months ago, I wrote a few posts on various mathematical tools that might be of use to those doing more rigorous methods of soccer analytics.  I came across a really nice tutorial paper on convex optimization written by Haitham Hindi, a scientist at PARC (Palo […]

# More expansion of the knowledge base — linear regression

Linear regression is one of the powerhouse statistical analysis techniques, and I'm always looking for material that improves my understanding of the approach.  Not necessarily the main algorithms, but more so the results and what they mean.So here are a few documents that give a more detailed explanation of linear regression than I've seen so […]

# Expanding the knowledge base

As most of you know, because of my background and training I approach performance analytics in soccer from a more rigorous foundation.  (I like doing the back-of-the-envelope stuff as well and manipulating data from various statistical categories, but for many analytics problems that kind of work is no longer sufficient.)  To this end, I'm always […]