With 'pitchRx', one can easily obtain Major League Baseball Advanced Media's 'Gameday' data (as well as store it in a remote database). The 'Gameday' website hosts a wealth of data in XML format, but perhaps most interesting is 'pitchfx'. Among other things, 'pitchfx' data can be used to recreate a baseball's flight path from a pitcher's hand to home plate. With pitchRx, one can easily create animations and interactive 3D 'scatterplots' of the baseball's flight path. 'pitchfx' data is also commonly used to generate a static plot of baseball locations at the moment they cross home plate. These plots, sometimes called strike-zone plots, can also refer to a plot of event probabilities over the same region. 'pitchRx' provides an easy and robust way to generate strike-zone plots using the 'ggplot2' package.
|Author||Carson Sievert <email@example.com>|
|Date of publication||2015-12-09 12:57:25|
|Maintainer||Carson Sievert <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|License||MIT + file LICENSE|
animateFX: Animate PITCHf/x
export: Export (append) a data.frame to a remote table in a database.
fields: Master list of tables and fields returned by 'scrape'
getSnapshots: Produce time sequenced pitch locations from PITCHf/x...
gids: All MLB Gameday IDs from 2008-2013
interactiveFX: Use rgl to visualize PITCHf/x
makeUrls: Construct Gameday urls based on some parameters.
nonMLBgids: All non-MLB Gameday IDs from 2008-2013
pitches: Sample PITCHf/x Data Set
pitchRx: PITCHf/x package
players: All MLB and MiLB players from 2008 to date
scrape: Scrape Major League Baseball's Gameday Data
scrapeFX: Scrape Major League Baseball's PITCHf/x Data
strikeFX: Visualize PITCHf/x strikezones
update_db: Update an existing PITCHf/x database
urlsToDataFrame: Parse XML files into data frame(s)