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  1. Your work is very good, and I have a decent feel for what your findings are and their implications.

    I really like the way this is written; it has a very scientific feel.

    My only problem is that I want to analyze your results, but the charts are only partially labeled.

    You have Charts (Abs. R Error, Abs. HR Error, Abs. RBI Error, Abs SB Error, Abs. AVG Error) with Columns (1,2,3) and Rows (STDEV, MEAN, Tango’s Rel, Constant).

    I think in Excel, thus I’m having trouble deciphering your raw data. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Did you do this in excel? If you did you think I could take a peek at the spreadsheet to figure out your methods?

    Thanks a lot


    Comment by Matt Goldfarb — February 10, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

  2. @Matt: Thanks!

    I did the analysis in STATA, but the output is in excel.

    The dependent variable in each table is the column header (R absolute error, etc). Each column corresponds to a set of regressors in a different equation. For example, column 3 of the Runs table is

    abs_runs_error=a+b*forecast_standard_dev + c*forecast_avg+d*Tango’s_rel+error

    and column 2 is
    abs_runs_error=a+b*forecast_standard_dev + c*forecast_avg+error

    Send me your email and I’ll email you my spreadsheet.

    Comment by Will Larson — February 10, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

  3. Thanks, wasn’t looking for such a timely response being as it was an old article; I would really appreciate a look at the sreadsheet, my public email is

    Thanks so much for your help with trying to understand your work,


    Comment by Matt Goldfarb — February 14, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

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