[RC5] Stats suggestion

Ryan Malayter rmalayter at bai.org
Fri Jan 5 15:36:08 EST 2001


On the graphs I mentioned in another message, this "start at zero" method is
what I used with my stats. The charts looked pretty good - the exponential
average swoops up from zero to near-average within one period of the
half-life.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Pelletier [mailto:mike at aidoann.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 3:11 PM
> To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: RE: [RC5] Stats suggestion
> 
> 
> On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Dan Petrak wrote:
> 
> > The "catch up" that you're thinking of...  Does this mean you can't
> > just suppress the field until the participant has been active for
> > enough days to generate the first decay period?
> 
> Right, you could have three fields, plug in zero for the 
> previous day's
> value on the first iteration, then after seven days the 7-day value
> would reflect reality, and likewise for the 30-day, and the 90 day
> values.
> 
> 	-Michael Pelletier.
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