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build_nflfastR_pbp is a convenient wrapper around 6 nflfastR functions:

Please see either the documentation of each function or the nflfastR Field Descriptions website to learn about the output.

Usage

build_nflfastR_pbp(game_ids, ..., decode = TRUE, rules = TRUE)

Arguments

game_ids

Vector of character ids or a data frame including the variable game_id (see details for further information).

...

Additional arguments passed to the scraping functions (for internal use)

decode

If TRUE, the function decode_player_ids() will be executed.

rules

If FALSE, printing of the header and footer in the console output will be suppressed.

Value

An nflfastR play-by-play data frame like it can be loaded from https://github.com/nflverse/nflverse-data.

Details

To load valid game_ids please use the package function fast_scraper_schedules().

See also

For information on parallel processing and progress updates please see nflfastR.

Examples

# \donttest{
# Build nflfastR pbp for the 2018 and 2019 Super Bowls
build_nflfastR_pbp(c("2018_21_NE_LA", "2019_21_SF_KC"))
#> ── Build nflfastR Play-by-Play Data ───────────── nflfastR version 4.3.0.9017 ──
#> • 11:23:25 | Start download of 2 games...
#>  It is recommended to use parallel processing when trying to load multiple games.Please consider running `future::plan("multisession")`! Will go on sequentially...
#>  11:23:29 | Download finished. Adding variables...
#>  11:23:30 | added game variables
#>  11:23:31 | added nflscrapR variables
#>  11:23:31 | added ep variables
#>  11:23:31 | added air_yac_ep variables
#>  11:23:31 | added wp variables
#>  11:23:31 | added air_yac_wp variables
#>  11:23:31 | added cp and cpoe
#>  11:23:31 | added fixed drive variables
#>  11:23:32 | added series variables
#> • 11:23:32 | Cleaning up play-by-play...
#>  11:23:32 | Cleaning completed
#>  11:23:32 | added qb_epa
#> • 11:23:32 | Computing xyac...
#>  11:23:34 | added xyac variables
#> • 11:23:34 | Computing xpass...
#>  11:23:35 | added xpass and pass_oe
#>  11:23:35 | Decoding of player ids completed
#> ── DONE ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
#> # A tibble: 353 × 372
#>    play_id game_id     old_game_id home_team away_team season_type  week posteam
#>      <dbl> <chr>       <chr>       <chr>     <chr>     <chr>       <int> <chr>  
#>  1       1 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NA     
#>  2      38 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NE     
#>  3      67 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NE     
#>  4      89 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NE     
#>  5     111 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NE     
#>  6     133 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NE     
#>  7     155 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 NE     
#>  8     182 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 LA     
#>  9     204 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 LA     
#> 10     226 2018_21_NE… 2019020300  LA        NE        POST           21 LA     
#> # … with 343 more rows, and 364 more variables: posteam_type <chr>,
#> #   defteam <chr>, side_of_field <chr>, yardline_100 <dbl>, game_date <chr>,
#> #   quarter_seconds_remaining <dbl>, half_seconds_remaining <dbl>,
#> #   game_seconds_remaining <dbl>, game_half <chr>, quarter_end <dbl>,
#> #   drive <dbl>, sp <dbl>, qtr <dbl>, down <dbl>, goal_to_go <dbl>, time <chr>,
#> #   yrdln <chr>, ydstogo <dbl>, ydsnet <dbl>, desc <chr>, play_type <chr>,
#> #   yards_gained <dbl>, shotgun <dbl>, no_huddle <dbl>, qb_dropback <dbl>, …

# It is also possible to directly use the
# output of `fast_scraper_schedules` as input
library(dplyr, warn.conflicts = FALSE)
fast_scraper_schedules(2020) %>%
  slice_tail(n = 3) %>%
  build_nflfastR_pbp()
#> ── Build nflfastR Play-by-Play Data ───────────── nflfastR version 4.3.0.9017 ──
#> • 11:23:35 | Start download of 3 games...
#>  It is recommended to use parallel processing when trying to load multiple games.Please consider running `future::plan("multisession")`! Will go on sequentially...
#>  11:23:41 | Download finished. Adding variables...
#>  11:23:42 | added game variables
#>  11:23:42 | added nflscrapR variables
#>  11:23:42 | added ep variables
#>  11:23:42 | added air_yac_ep variables
#>  11:23:43 | added wp variables
#>  11:23:43 | added air_yac_wp variables
#>  11:23:43 | added cp and cpoe
#>  11:23:43 | added fixed drive variables
#>  11:23:43 | added series variables
#> • 11:23:43 | Cleaning up play-by-play...
#>  11:23:43 | Cleaning completed
#>  11:23:43 | added qb_epa
#> • 11:23:43 | Computing xyac...
#>  11:23:44 | added xyac variables
#> • 11:23:44 | Computing xpass...
#>  11:23:44 | added xpass and pass_oe
#>  11:23:44 | Decoding of player ids completed
#> ── DONE ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
#> ── nflverse play by play ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────
#>  Data updated: 2022-06-30 11:23:44 UTC
#> # A tibble: 545 × 372
#>    play_id game_id     old_game_id home_team away_team season_type  week posteam
#>      <dbl> <chr>       <chr>       <chr>     <chr>     <chr>       <int> <chr>  
#>  1       1 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 NA     
#>  2      42 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  3      57 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  4      78 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  5     102 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  6     123 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  7     145 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  8     174 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#>  9     207 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#> 10     236 2020_20_BU… 2021012401  KC        BUF       POST           20 BUF    
#> # … with 535 more rows, and 364 more variables: posteam_type <chr>,
#> #   defteam <chr>, side_of_field <chr>, yardline_100 <dbl>, game_date <chr>,
#> #   quarter_seconds_remaining <dbl>, half_seconds_remaining <dbl>,
#> #   game_seconds_remaining <dbl>, game_half <chr>, quarter_end <dbl>,
#> #   drive <dbl>, sp <dbl>, qtr <dbl>, down <dbl>, goal_to_go <dbl>, time <chr>,
#> #   yrdln <chr>, ydstogo <dbl>, ydsnet <dbl>, desc <chr>, play_type <chr>,
#> #   yards_gained <dbl>, shotgun <dbl>, no_huddle <dbl>, qb_dropback <dbl>, …

# \dontshow{
# Close open connections for R CMD Check
future::plan("sequential")
# }
# }