A power law is the description for a variable which scales with the following function.This mathematical function has many interesting properties but for now we will simply describe the mathematical function and interesting cases where this function is observed. As observed by the last equation power laws will look linear in log-log axes. Many real world systems follow a power…

# Month: May 2014

## Why Kevin Durant may be the most efficient scorer of active players in 2014? Distributions in NBA Scoring

In trying to analyze NBA data it is useful to know what the distributions look like for the metrics you are interested in analyzing. This exploratory data analysis is useful in seeing what the distribution for the points scored in a game for a given player. Histograms are a way of visualizing the frequency in which a metric like a…