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 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 08:09 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West You used a lot of qualifiers: relatively stable... You used a lot of qualifiers: relatively stable propagators, normal course, relatively familiar. Also, the basic assumption that round ratings are normally distributed around player ratings, and...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 11:43 AM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West Infinity is cheating. Just as you can prove any... Infinity is cheating. Just as you can prove any incorrect math conjecture by including a step which divides by zero, when you invoke infinity you are operating outside the bounds of logic.
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 10:50 AM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West From Wikipedia Infinite Monkey Theorem From Wikipedia Infinite Monkey Theorem
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-17-2020, 10:44 AM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West You might be surprised at how many players that... You might be surprised at how many players that would actually take - and how different their ratings would have to be - to get very small chances of it happening.
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-15-2020, 02:55 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West It's not outlandish. There really aren't a... It's not outlandish. There really aren't a lot of holes where both 1000-rated and 800-rated players both play them in competition. (Most of those are in European events.) Out of 5862 holes, only...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 11:08 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West You can if you tap into other sources of... You can if you tap into other sources of information besides just scores. For example, the percentage of players who got each score. See post #157. Another source would be information about...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 10:59 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West Asymptote would be nice. My money is on a peaked... Asymptote would be nice. My money is on a peaked function - at some point round ratings would start going down with better play by one player and horribler play by all the others. But, it's way out...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-14-2020, 09:47 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West Maybe one. "Nine Holes In" at Kaposia Park. ... Maybe one. "Nine Holes In" at Kaposia Park. Very short with many little trees surrounding the target. Everyone can reach it, no one can hit any gap with regularity. Of the thousands and...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2020, 11:22 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West You make a good point. However, why stop at... You make a good point. However, why stop at ratings? We all know it is very much harder to get two-under than one-under on a hole. We also know it takes almost the same of amount of lack-of-skill...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2020, 10:35 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West That's what I said. It does that based on a... That's what I said. It does that based on a secret formula applied to the propagators' scores and prior ratings.
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2020, 12:08 AM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West Maybe, but definitely not in a digital... Maybe, but definitely not in a digital simulation. Digital-based algorithms cannot simulate quantum effects. So if we are in a simulation, it is being run on a quantum computer. The universe IS a...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2020, 12:00 AM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West Actually, it's bothish. If I understand it. ... Actually, it's bothish. If I understand it. The criterion is established as the SSA of the course. The SSA depends on propagator scores and prior ratings, so that's kind of normative. (I...
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-06-2020, 05:16 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West Have you ever noticed that most criticisms of the... Have you ever noticed that most criticisms of the ratings start with an impossibly unlikely scenario, then claim ratings are broken because they wouldn't work in that scenario?
 Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-06-2020, 12:40 PM Replies: 241 Views: 13,878 Posted By Steve West You say that like it's a bad thing. If the... You say that like it's a bad thing. If the higher rated bunch got the same scores, it means conditions were tougher for them. They had to play better to get those scores, so they should get...
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