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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Removal of absolute fibs ratings

From: Robert-Jan Veldhuizen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Removal of absolute fibs ratings
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 11:04:06 +0200

In this old thread: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnubg/2003-09/msg00343.html

Kees refers to "totalActualCubeDecisions" and implies that his formula takes care of the change you mentioned. That is also what I recall: he changed the factors (originally his formula was indeed based on the error rate from all cube decisions). If the calculation of "close or actual cube decisions" hasn't changed since september 2003, the formula should still be good.

On 9/3/06, Christian Anthon <address@hidden> wrote:
I don't think the formulas are, but I'll leave things as they are from now.


On 9/2/06, Robert-Jan Veldhuizen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello Christian,
> You wrote:
> >The absolute fibs ratings are based on error ratings for cubes and
> >moves combined. After I sanitized the isclosedouble count the absolute
> >fibs ratings doesn't make sense anymore and should therefore be
> >removed.
> As I recall it, Kees van den Doel's formula is based on the sanitized
> "isclosedouble" count so there should be no problem with that.
> In my experience, these FIBS ratings are actually one of the most reliable
> indicators of one's true rating in the long run so I definitely don't want
> them to be removed!
> --
> Robert-Jan Veldhuizen

Robert-Jan Veldhuizen
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