[FoRK] Baseball was Re: Mining humans was Re: Big Data

Dave Long dave.long at bluewin.ch
Tue Feb 7 14:13:59 PST 2012

> Moneyball showed that an elegantly efficient team can get the same  
> results as an effective team without the same amount of money

...at least for sports which have long enough seasons; moneyball  
might be a little more difficult to play for sports with 16 game  
seasons than with 160 game seasons.


:: :: ::

> Total Economic Value (TEV) is a direct measure of the expected  
> profit from a daughter in milk. It gives a ranking based on the  
> main traits we can measure that affect profitability of cows: milk  
> and component production, herd life, udder health and mastitis  
> resistance.
> TEV is expressed in dollars. Since it takes about six doses of  
> semen to get a milking daughter, the TEV of any bull could be  
> compared to six times the price of semen to rank that bull as to  
> how much you should spend on semen.

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