[RC5] Stats suggestion

Jack Beglinger jackb_guppy at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 8 22:15:56 EST 2001


> There was some discussion about this maybe a year ago - if there are
> archives of this mailing list somewhere, you should be able to go back and
> find the thread.

more like 4 months ago, weighted averaging.

  new_avg = old_avg * ( (n-1)/n ) ^ days_skips + new_blocks * ( 1/n )

Now n should be in the range of 5 to 30. Thing of it a days over witch to 
average.  So 10 would equal to a 10 day running average.

Current DNET stops calculating your average on the last day you post.  
days_skips will catch you up correctly for mega flush or weekly.  days_skips 
will always be at least 1 (you posted yesterday, you posted today, so 1 day 
difference).  

With this the calculation should be able to be processed by the member 
records (rc5 total) only.  (unless you mess a stats run :-)

If you start by using the average that is in place now, within N days all will be 
right with the world.

jackb

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