A special way to enter data

  • Posted on: 21 December 2007
  • By: sean

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Jason McG's picture

Hey Sean,

I'd been meaning to ask you about the final scoring system for some time now. Now that I've read it, I'm a bit worried since it could be exploited. It might be better to drop the lowest two scoring games, and then take the average of the sum of all entrances and the sum of all serves for the other games.

This does have the side effect of removing the "truancy" penalty (which I would likely benefit me).

Fortunately we haven't had a problem with anyone gaming results like that. But I think it would provide a more useful indicator to players if they knew how many times they entered and how many times they served each game.

Best,
Jason M.

sean's picture

This, from a PhD candidate in mathematics. Let me runs some numbers and get back to you.