pitchRx: Tools for Harnessing MLBAM Gameday data and Visualizing PITCHf/x

With pitchRx, one can easily obtain Major League Baseball Advanced Media's Gameday data (as well as store it in a remote database). The Gameday website hosts a wealth of data in XML format, but perhaps most interesting is PITCHf/x. Among other things, PITCHf/x data can be used to recreate a baseball's flight path from a pitcher's hand to home plate. With pitchRx, one can easily create animations and interactive 3D scatterplots of the baseball's flight path. PITCHf/x data is also commonly used to generate a static plot of baseball locations at the moment they cross home plate. These plots, sometimes called strike-zone plots, can also refer to a plot of event probabilities over the same region. pitchRx provides an easy and robust way to generate strike-zone plots using the ggplot2 package.

Version: 1.3
Depends: R (≥ 2.15.1), ggplot2 (≥ 0.9.3)
Imports: XML2R (≥ 0.0.6), plyr, MASS, hexbin, rgl, mgcv, lubridate
Suggests: DBI, dplyr, RSQLite, RSQLite.extfuns, parallel, knitr, animation, shiny, ggsubplot
Published: 2014-04-04
Author: Carson Sievert
Maintainer: Carson Sievert <sievert at iastate.edu>
BugReports: http://github.com/cpsievert/pitchRx/issues
License: MIT + file LICENSE
URL: http://cpsievert.github.com/pitchRx
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
In views: WebTechnologies
CRAN checks: pitchRx results

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Reference manual: pitchRx.pdf
Package source: pitchRx_1.3.tar.gz
OS X binary: pitchRx_1.3.tgz
Windows binary: pitchRx_1.3.zip
Old sources: pitchRx archive