Los Angeles Times

Ryan Menezes

Writer

Ryan Menezes joined the Los Angeles Times in 2013. He primarily conducts analyses for reporting projects as a hand with the Data Desk while writing about a multitude of topics. Occasionally, he will post scripts written in R or Python to GitHub. Ryan studied statistics at UCLA, where he also wrote editorials and covered various sports for the student newspaper in between games of pick-up basketball.

Recent Articles

  • How Kobe's game worked (and how it didn't)

    How Kobe's game worked (and how it didn't)

    After we mapped all 30,699 of Kobe Bryant's shots from his 20-year career, readers were curious about how the Laker star's shot chart matched up against other players. Using the same data from stats.nba.com (which goes back to 1996) and an open-source program called Ballr, we made charts that illustrate...

  • Thinking about a C-section? Here's why your hospital may say no.

    Thinking about a C-section? Here's why your hospital may say no.

    At hospitals across California, administrators are pushing doctors to perform fewer caesarean deliveries, hiring birth coaches and asking pregnant women to stay in labor longer. For years, medical experts have said that C-sections — a surgical procedure in which a doctor makes an incision in the...

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