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Re: st: Ranking derived from sports scores

From   Austin Nichols <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Ranking derived from sports scores
Date   Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:22:42 -0500

Jeff Davies <[email protected]>:
Chess, go, and Scrabble players, among others, have ratings systems
for this kind of thing; see:
from a few years ago, for some discussion and refs, situated in the
Scrabble world (the "NSA" there refers to the now largely defunct
National Scrabble Association for the US and Canada; see for more).

The Glickman ref there seems particularly apropos given your stated desiderata.

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Jeff Davies <[email protected]> wrote:
> 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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