wehoop is an R package for working with women’s college and professional basketball data. The package has functions to access live play by play and box score data from ESPN with shot locations when available.

A scraping and aggregating interface for ESPN’s women’s college basketball and WNBA statistics. It provides users with the capability to access the API’s game play-by-plays, box scores, standings and results to analyze the data for themselves.

Installation

You can install the released version of wehoop from GitHub with:

# You can install using the pacman package using the following code:
if (!requireNamespace('pacman', quietly = TRUE)){
  install.packages('pacman')
}
pacman::p_load_current_gh("saiemgilani/wehoop")
# if you would prefer devtools installation
if (!requireNamespace('devtools', quietly = TRUE)){
  install.packages('devtools')
}
# Alternatively, using the devtools package:
devtools::install_github(repo = "saiemgilani/wehoop")

Quick Start

WNBA full play-by-play seasons (2002-2021) ~ 1-2 minutes

# You can install using the pacman package using the following code:
if (!requireNamespace('pacman', quietly = TRUE)){
  install.packages('pacman')
}
pacman::p_load_current_gh("saiemgilani/wehoop")
future::plan("multisession")
tictoc::tic()
progressr::with_progress({
  pbp <- wehoop::load_wnba_pbp(2002:2021)
})
tictoc::toc()
## 10.36 sec elapsed
length(unique(pbp$game_id))
nrow(pbp)

Women’s college basketball full play-by-play seasons (2002-2021) ~ 2-3 minutes

# You can install using the pacman package using the following code:
if (!requireNamespace('pacman', quietly = TRUE)){
  install.packages('pacman')
}
pacman::p_load_current_gh("saiemgilani/wehoop")
future::plan("multisession")
tictoc::tic()
progressr::with_progress({
  pbp <- wehoop::load_wbb_pbp(2002:2021)
})
tictoc::toc()

## 73.39 sec elapsed
length(unique(pbp$game_id))
nrow(pbp)

Documentation

For more information on the package and function reference, please see the wehoop documentation website.

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Citations

To cite the wehoop R package in publications, use:

BibTex Citation

@misc{hutchingsongilani2021wehoop,
  author = {Saiem Gilani and Geoff Hutchinson},
  title = {wehoop: The SportsDataverse's R Package for Women's Basketball Data.},
  url = {https://wehoop.sportsdataverse.org},
  year = {2021}
}