Pena.lt/y is the home of Martin Eastwood's research into football analytics. Areas of interest for the pena.lt/y site include the application of statistics and data science to transfers and player analytics, predictive modeling of goals, fixture results and much more.
Too much analysis is carried out behind closed doors using 'proprietary' algorithms, hindering the advancement of football analytics. Whenever feasible, the code powering pena.lt/y analyses are open-sourced and made freely available on GitHub.
Analysing football data correctly requires more than just sticking it into Excel and plotting a trend line through it. Mathematical models need validating, assumptions need checking and out-of-sample testing is required. Pena.lt/y is all about carrying out robust analyses correctly.
Pena.lt/y is a site dedicated to the use of statistics and data science in football. You'll find lots of research, tutorials and examples on the blog and on GitHub.
Martin Eastwood is an experienced data scientist with an interest in sports analytics. Through pena.lt/y, he has provided consultancy and guidance on analytics to a number of key stakeholders within the football industry. Martin has also written and maintains a number of open-source software libraries for a range of languages including R, Python and C++.