02-10-2013 10:44 PM
I would like to model a win or loss of the Patriots football team based on a few different predictors. Is it possible to fit a multiple logistic regression model in JMP? If so, how can I do it?
02-11-2013 09:53 AM
Yes, you can do so, you would use the Fit Model command in the Analyze menu.
Speaking as someone who has followed for decades the mathematical attempts to predict sports wins and losses, my advice to you is: don't bother, there must be something better you can do with your time.
02-12-2013 08:16 AM
My first statistical program was an effort to apply Spearman's rank correlation statistic between a variety of American football statistics and final standings in the 1971 NFL (I may have just pointed out what a dinosaur I am). My instructor was impressed--the results were negligible.
02-12-2013 08:53 AM
We're in the same boat Steve
Using published statistics to predict NFL results has two serious problems:
As far as I know, no one has ever come up with a successful model that worked long-term (otherwise, if there was such a model, the Las Vegas bookies would go broke, and that hasn't happened)