I just did some data mining on the stats from 2013. Nothing too exotic, just a bit of k-means clustering based on the 2013 defensive stats. http://www.pro-football-reference.com allows us to copy and paste the entire set of defensive stats at once for a whole year. So I just ran the stuff through my k means clustering program. My assumption is that the more clusters, the more the different defensive positions and defensive positions skill levels will distinguish themselves.

I realize though that simple clustering won’t necessarily know a LB from a DE or a S, but good stats are good stats so I just wanted to see who the program paired together. I’ll see if I can later find a better set of stats to play with. Check it out

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Dear AfterMath,

As a proponent of math education in the United States, we need your help to promote our nationwide math competition by blogging or posting about it on your blog/forum.

As you probably already know, despite the fact that the US spends the most money on education per capita, our students are ranked 25th globally for math proficiency. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving that statistic. MATHCOUNTS’ third annual “ Math Video Challenge” is a math competition for 6th to 8th graders that encourages student innovation as they create and star in their own math videos, thus exciting them to pursue higher education in math.

As the webmaster of Learninglover.com, we are asking you to help support this effort by mentioning us in your next blog or forum post or promoting our logo with a link to the site. So far this contest has gathered over 500

submissions and millions of views on the videos. Our goal this year is this year is to do even better. With your help, we are confident we will reach this goal.

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Interesting analysis done!