Corpus ID: 88520203

Functional Data Analysis of Aging Curves in Sports

  title={Functional Data Analysis of Aging Curves in Sports},
  author={Alexander F. Wakim and Jimmy Jin},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
It is well known that athletic and physical condition is affected by age. Plotting an individual athlete's performance against age creates a graph commonly called the player's aging curve. Despite the obvious interest to coaches and managers, the analysis of aging curves so far has used fairly rudimentary techniques. In this paper, we introduce functional data analysis (FDA) to the study of aging curves in sports and argue that it is both more general and more flexible compared to the methods… Expand
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