Monday, November 17, 2008

2009 TAPE is up

As you can see in the sidebar, TAPE is now being computed for the new season. It means absolutely nothing right now--nobody's connected enough for anything to make sense at this point--but it's at least a reference point. I've automated the process of spidering for all of the game data, so if everything goes as it should, TAPE should be up through the previous night's games by around 9 a.m. every day. You'll also notice the TAPE History link, which will take you to a page that shows the daily progression. That should be fun for tracking how teams do over the course of the next four months.

Also in the works for this year are full player stats for all of Division I. I'll be generating translated line scores for every player-game (which probably won't get published unless I move to a non-Google-Docs-based system) as well as season averages and totals for every player (which probably will be available). These will be based on the same framework that makes TAPE possible, and should allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of players across all of Division I. That, in turn, will make it possible to generate PAPER for every player in D-I. I'll have more on all of that as I roll the new features out.

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