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Sep 072015

WinThatPool! is pleased to reintroduce a feature that has been absent since the 2009 season.

Tactical picks for pick’em pools

Tactical picks for confidence pools

In 2009, WinThatPool!’s inaugural season, the site was quite ambitious. Not only did WinThatPool! publish confidence pool recommendations based on WinProbability, the site also published tactical picks that depended on the number of participants in your pool.

The “app” itself was clumsy. So clumsy that WinThatPool discontinued it starting in 2010.

Now WinThatPool is prepared to reintroduce such tactical apps, build on a different platform. While the 2009 app was built using software called Spreadsheet Converter, the 2015 app is built using shiny, an interactive web development platform that renders output from data analysis conducted in the programming language R.

The first tactical apps WinThatPool! is introducing are for straight pick’em pools that do not use confidence points, and another for pools that use confidence points.

The apps should work on desktops, laptops, and tablets. They don’t seem to render fully on smartphones.

 Posted by on September 7, 2015 at 11:25 am