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st: Ranking derived from sports scores


From   Jeff Davies <j@jduk.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Ranking derived from sports scores
Date   Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:48:42 -0500

Hello...

I am currently evaluating Stata as a suitable tool for generating numerical rankings for players as a result of head-to-head competition that produces a comparative score (7-4). Most players meet each other in competitive games on a regular basis but there are others who participate only once or rarely. The rankings should be weighted in favor of consistency and more recent performance.

I am not a statistician but have a sound understanding of computer programming and database systems. Any assistance that anyone can offer to point me in the right direction in terms of technique and determining the most suitable tool would be very much appreciated.

Jeff Davies
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