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Linux Journal: Play Ball: Introducing Fungoes

Apr 21, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mat Kovachs)


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"When I was growing up and didn't have a car, I always was involved in two activities--working on my four-seam fastball from my Luis Tiant wind-up or peaking and poking with BASIC. Now that I am older, I have moved beyond BASIC and dived into baseball statistics, perhaps because I never got a good feel for a curveball. Nearly all of my statistical investigations have used open-source tools. I have tested the limits of OpenOffice.org and Gnumeric. I have put numbers produced from g77-compiled programs into Perl and TCL, and I have created graphs with gnuplot. Until now, I have kept my work and the strange collection of tools I use to myself.

"How un-open source of me..."

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