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#11
12-04-2011, 12:02 AM
 pootie49 Senior Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Posts: 394

okey dokey then

but those that know me know im gonna ask this...

er whatcha doing this for??

Again you came to site full of people who solve puzzles ergo youve piqued some interest as to
why you are doing this, is it a hobby? Are you creating a similar site of your own?
You know just general curiousity questions
If its nowt my business thats cool
its not easy to solve these is it? sorry was just checking your stats anyhoo
i see Pajarito is doing a fabulous job of answering.
thanks P7

Last edited by pootie49 : 12-04-2011 at 12:06 AM.
#12
12-04-2011, 12:04 AM
 pajarito7 Member Join Date: Jun 2011 Posts: 38

BuzzBuzz,
The values for Mid (median) and Min (record time) are fixed data points. The other points are calculated:
Hi=3*Mid
Max=5*Mid
Low= (Min+Mid)/2
No standard deviations or variances here

Last edited by pajarito7 : 12-04-2011 at 12:19 AM. Reason: Corrected typo
#13
12-04-2011, 02:45 AM
 BuzzBuzz Junior Member Join Date: Dec 2011 Posts: 14

Quote:
 Originally Posted by pajarito7 BuzzBuzz, The values for Mid (median) and Min (record time) are fixed data points. The other points are calculated: Hi=3*Mid Max=5*Mid Low= (Min+Mid)/2 No standard deviations or variances here
Thanks Pajarito.
#14
12-04-2011, 02:59 AM
 BuzzBuzz Junior Member Join Date: Dec 2011 Posts: 14

Quote:
 Originally Posted by pootie49 okey dokey then but those that know me know im gonna ask this... er whatcha doing this for?? P7
Hi Pootie:

I like games and puzzles. I have already solved over 100 cryptograms here, but not competively. When I didn't use hints, my times were awful, way to the right. So I started using hints to see how much they help me. Using maximum hints, my times average less than the median (center of the bell). My plan is to continue to practive using hints, and gradually use less of them until I can solve without hints in a time that is competitive. To gauge my progress I needed to invent a statistical measure. So I examined the behavior of Min, Low, Mid, Hi, and Max in order to figure out some formula that would tell me what I wanted to know about my progress. What I have just learned from Pajarito will help me improve the measure I am using.
#15
12-04-2011, 06:55 AM
 pajarito7 Member Join Date: Jun 2011 Posts: 38

Quote:
 Originally Posted by BuzzBuzz Thanks Pajarito.
You are welcome, BuzzBuzz.

Happy solving!

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