Monday, January 29, 2007

Objective analysis

When I read the excellent book Moneyball a few years ago one of the things I was amazed at what I learned about Sabermetrics, a system that attempts to be an objective way of evaluating baseball players (as opposed to the traditional method of going with looks and a scout's gut instinct). So I was excited to see that some have taken to applying such methods to other fields of human endeavor, as seen at Babermetrics. I especially like how the individual pages are similar to those at sports reference pages: compare my favorite baseball player with the pretty Beyonce.



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