[RC5] Stats suggestion

Ben Clifford benc at hawaga.org.uk
Fri Jan 5 20:36:11 EST 2001

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Pyke, David wrote:

> The math is right, you just may want to start the average with their total
> average at the X day point. (i.e., start they 30 day weighted average with
> their unweighted average at their 30th day)
> It would be less confusing for the participants who aren't privy to this
> discussion...

Perhaps the 30-day average should be computed starting at zero, but
shouldn't be displayed on a participants stats for 40 or so days.
But then how do you rank these people (if you want to rank by expavg) ?

Perhaps the best thing to do is seed their average with the number of
blocks computed on the second day of working (i.e. their first full day of

There are (?almost) infinite different possible ways to seed...

http://www.hawaga.org.uk/travel/ for my rotating world map applet
http://www.hawaga.org.uk/benc_key.txt PGP / GPG key 0x30F06950 - please use it!

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