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The James Function

Authors
  • Hammond, Christopher N. B.
  • Johnson, Warren P.
  • Miller, Steven J.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Oct 23, 2014
Submission Date
Dec 29, 2013
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1312.7627
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We investigate the properties of the James function, associated with Bill James's so-called "log5 method," which assigns a probability to the result of a game between two teams based on their respective winning percentages. We also introduce and study a class of functions, which we call Jamesian, that satisfy the same a priori conditions that were originally used to describe the James function.

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