Using R/fitzRoy to ask: how many times a V/AFL team with the same lineup has played together?

If you sit in the intersection of “likes Australian Rules football / finds sport statistics interesting / is on Twitter”, you’ve probably come across Swamp. One of his recent tweets tells us that:

You may go on to ask: has any team lineup from one of the almost 16 000 recorded games played together again in another game? And if so, how often?

The answer to that question is at once surprising, less surprising when you think about it, and quite easy to figure out using the ever-helpful fitzRoy package.

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How long since your team scored 100+ points? This blog’s first foray into the fitzRoy R package

When this blog moved from bioinformatics to data science I ran a Twitter poll to ask whether I should start afresh at a new site or continue here. “Continue here”, you said.

So let’s test the tolerance of the long-time audience and celebrate the start of the 2019 season as we venture into the world of – Australian football (AFL) statistics!
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