In fullfilment of a coding test
For this scenario, we have been asked to write an application that will be used to provide information about baseball player statistics.
Uses sqlite, so there's no need to db:create. Use DATABASE_ENV instead of RAILS_ENV
Expects Ruby 2
- git clone https://github.com/stephancom/batronic
- cd batronic
- bundle install
- rake db:migrate
- rake db:migrate DATABASE_ENV=test
- rake seeds:all
- ruby batronic.rb
All requests currently are based on data in the hitting file. Future requests of the system will require data from a pitching file as well. Consider this in the design.
note I am assuming that all computed values should be limited to three significant digits after the decimal point, per baseball convention.
When the application is run, use the provided data and calculate the following results and write them to STDOUT.
- Most improved batting average( hits / at-bats) from 2009 to 2010. Only include players with at least 200 at-bats.
- Slugging percentage for all players on the Oakland A's (teamID = OAK) in 2007.
- Who was the AL and NL triple crown winner for 2011 and 2012. If no one won the crown, output "(No winner)"
Batting average = hits / at-bats
Slugging percentage = ((Hits – doubles – triples – home runs) + (2 * doubles) + (3 * triples) + (4 * home runs)) / at-bats
Triple crown winner – The player that had the highest batting average AND the most home runs AND the most RBI in their league. It's unusual for someone to win this, but there was a winner in 2012. “Officially” the batting title (highest league batting average) is based on a minimum of 502 plate appearances. The provided dataset does not include plate appearances. It also does not include walks so plate appearances cannot be calculated. Instead, use a constraint of a minimum of 400 at-bats to determine those eligible for the league batting title.
All the necessary data is available in the two csv files attached:
Contains all the batting statistics from 2007-2012.
Column header key
- AB – at-bats
- H – hits
- 2B – doubles
- 3B – triples
- HR – home runs
- RBI – runs batted in
Contains the demographic data for all baseball players in history through 2012.