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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Match statistics graph

From: Holger
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Match statistics graph
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 01:42:04 +0200

At 21:40 29.08.2003 +0000, Joern Thyssen wrote:
On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 11:23:58PM +0200, Holger wrote
> At 14:26 29.08.2003 +0000, Joern Thyssen wrote:
> >Again, I'd rather supply the data for you to do these queries rather
> >than supplying the tool. Next month you request a graph of your chequer
> >play errors rates as a function of the gammon price.
> >
> >If the players' records are stored in a relation database it would be
> >relatively simple to do such a query.
> You do have a strong point here. However, bear in mind that the majority of
> the users wouldn't be able to even set up the necessary programmes for
> this. I know quite some who can't even install Oystein's package. So for
> those some basic set of graphics is in place, imho. The question will only
> be how many and which and when (maybe not so soon).

Maybe I'm wrong but I think there is a good possibility that a user
who's able to request a list of error rates per move at certain scores,
is also able to generate such a query in SQL, access, or whatever. And

No, the vast majority will have no clue. Quite some may have a great understanding of backgammon but try to switch off the computer at the monitor. Maybe a few have already worked with Word and Excel. But hardly anybody will know how to import data into the programme. They would rather go copying 50 pages by hand than finding out how to import a CSV file.

there is an even greater probability that there is at least one other
user with interest who can help formulate this query.

This without doubt. But the average user will not be able to even install and set up all necessary programmes for this.

The John Doe user who just want to play backgammon and an occasional
analysis doesn't care at all -- so why do we want to provide him with a
gazillion different graphs?

It's not just John Doe, who doesn't know much about both backgammon _and_ computers. I dare to allege that very many of the advanced/top backgammon players know next to nothing about computers.



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