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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-18-2020, 04:57 PM
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Posted By adamgservo
I see. That I'm not sure about. I think I...

I see. That I'm not sure about.

I think I remember hearing that if say the early tee times had nice weather, and then a bad storm came through that it would be possible to separate the ratings...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-18-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Weather isn't in the calculation. Only the...

Weather isn't in the calculation. Only the scores and ratings for a given course are in the calculation. If the weather changes significantly, it becomes a different course, so the scores are...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
I think the easiest way to test this would be to...

I think the easiest way to test this would be to find a major tournament whose layout is relatively unchanged throughout the years. Looks like the ratings started in 1999. Maybe start from 2005 to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Had to look a bit, but I found a quoted...

Had to look a bit, but I found a quoted reference:
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91028&highlight=-0.225067&page=20
Post #199

Apparently this isn't the true PDGA formula...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
For those interested in the calculation of round...

For those interested in the calculation of round ratings, I think this is the mechanism used. I have seen this quoted and it fits with data I have looked at, but I am not 100% sure that I have...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Forgot to mention that the PDGA layout tab states...

Forgot to mention that the PDGA layout tab states that each event was played on the same layout.
Par=68
Length=9194ft
I guess that doesn't guarantee the same layout just because the length was the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-12-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
This is not a scripted example, but a quick...

This is not a scripted example, but a quick manual test on a recent DGPT example. PDGA page for Idlewild. Click on Layouts and check out the "Idlewild Amateur" and "Idlewild Open" played one week...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Ha ha. In other words, we don't have to worry...

Ha ha. In other words, we don't have to worry about a group of 800 rated players getting the same score as a group of 1000 rated players.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-11-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Right. In other words, statistics never converge...

Right. In other words, statistics never converge to individual truths, but statistics always converge to general truths.

Since I sit around and write code all day anyway, I took 5 minutes to run...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-02-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Right. You definitely have to pay attention to...

Right. You definitely have to pay attention to the layout. If you go to find your course on PDGA.com, and then click the Layouts tab, you can see the number of holes, par, and distance for the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-02-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,960
Posted By adamgservo
Personally I really like the rating system. As...

Personally I really like the rating system. As was previously mentioned, the most attractive benefit is to normalize the scores from different courses.

What do I look at before I play a course...
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