Formula One data, statistics and analysis. A data junkie's guide to data wrangling and visualisation in F1 in particular, and motor sport in general.
I don't know I shall be happy or sad on entry of India in elite's club "F1 club".On one hand I feel proud of being an Indian at this moment, on the other hand I see some paradoxes produced by some latest data (1) on crimes which says that in 2010, 5000( -) children were kidnapped, raped and killed (2) Quarter a million farmers have committed suicide in a decade; 17 infants died in a state hospital in just 48 hrs. Millions of people sleep daily empty stomach, millions of homes don't have drinking water and proper sanitation. Millions of kids are still deprived of schools. Besides, all these and many more paradoxes, we say that India is shining, we have f1 track, organised commonwealth(guess successfully), going to become superpower, aspiring for hosting Olympics blah blah blah...... .Really, but on what cost? We feel proud of entering any elite club but forget people behind us. Is it law of nature or man made paradoxes?
I am totally agree with you rahul that india has done great job to be part of f1 club but the same time worry about this conditions.
This was nice but India first grand prix is great and was fun to watch this all series.
Hi Tony,I like the automated reports. I'd like to think that as a race progresses, we can analyse the data and update predictions based on some assumptions, some data fitting (intelligentF1 model) and some optimisation routines (prediction of pitstops based on race state - I already do this, but it's independent of the model).I'm moving slowly towards a coded version (js/flash) and I now have a basic traffic model. I can dynamically replay the race and watch it (and my predictions) evolve. But I can't post flash on wordpress, so it's not 'out there' yet.If we can get this to output key race information as it happens to inform the viewer (like a predicted loss/gain when Webber switched to three stops) then this has the potential to be a serious bit of datatainment.We can get the data as it happens now, but there are key bits missing in the live timing feed, so there's a bit of work to do. It's fiddly, but it can be done.Do you think there's some way to work together on this?James.
@james in passing, do your flash swf files convert to HTML5 using Swiffy? http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/11/flash-developers-export-to-html5-with.html
Tony,In my ambitious moments, I'd like to think that the live datatainment tool could be a support to commentators - not sure how much interest there would be, but at Webber's third stop, I could show a little graphic showing I think he loses a couple of seconds theoretically but doesn't have to pass Massa on track, giving an opportunity for commentators to, well, commentate. I'm pretty confident that I can tell which tyres a car is on from the model as long as the fuel model is OK and I know which tyre they started on - I'm working on getting the fuel load refined automatically based on the first few stops seen on TV (so we know which tyres they go on). I can code the model to do the rest (I think). Unless the compounds get really close in pace next year...Never played with the McLaren data - there may be some good clues in there. Depends on signal-to-noise on anything interesting.I'll try Swiffy. But it's all got a JS back-end.And perhaps it's time I tried the twitter thing.James.
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