[OT] Weighted distribution of Numbers

Dar Scott Consulting dsc at swcp.com
Sun Aug 4 17:09:34 EDT 2019


Oh, good. I was worrying that you might have a bad customer. 

> On Aug 4, 2019, at 3:05 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I'm not plotting this but using it for searching.
> 
> I'm not really lying. I'm trying to come up with the raw numbers from many
> individual components. It's like "Gone with the Wind" and "Apocalypse Now"
> both getting 100 on Rotten Tomatoes. But if you looked under the hood and
> added up components such as sound, costumes, artwork, casting... and applied
> a weight to each then "Apocalypse Now" might get a raw rating of 800 and
> "Gone with the Wind" get a 790. But they are both so close to the top I
> would want them to both get 100. I can do this via the "human factor" by
> manually adjusting some of the results(mostly at the top) but I would like
> to somewhat automate it so when the components change I will do a
> re-calculation run and say the top number goes up by 25 all the manual
> adjustments go out the window. I want this to be somewhat automated.
> 
> Ralph DiMola
> IT Director
> Evergreen Information Services
> rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf
> Of Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode
> Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2019 4:33 PM
> To: How to use LiveCode
> Cc: Dar Scott Consulting
> Subject: Re: [OT] Weighted distribution of Numbers
> 
> I was thinking the same, but was to afraid to say it. Yes, the actual name
> is "lying".
> 
> However, there might be an honest attempt to display crowded dots or icons.
> 
>> On Aug 4, 2019, at 2:19 PM, hh via use-livecode
> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Ralph D. wrote:
>>> I'm sure there's an actual name for doing this in the statistician's 
>>> world but I don't know what it is.
>> 
>> This has nothing to do with "statistics".
>> This is simply "try to lie by data cheating".
>> 
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