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Re: poor criticism

Hi Gino and Ron,

There have been shown in literature plenty of examples of so-called linear relationships with high correlation, while in fact a third factor caused the relation between X and Y. A famous one was the relation between the number of radio sets sold and the increased number of psychiatric patients in England between 1920-30.
But the relation between the number of moves and used time is not an accidental one, as one might easily understand.

From this (including the spread within it) I had calculated a theoretical time distribution:





Last weekend I have tested this theoretical distribution to the practical values to be found on the webserver. I have selected about 100 tournaments (WCCC, CL, Joel Adler Mem, Olympiads, &tc) of which the players have ratings of 2200 and higher. Only below 2200 there was a significant difference: those tournaments were more quickly finished than expected. These I have excluded.





As one can see, the experimental data fit reasonably well to the theoretical curve.

Of one has any doubts about the goodness of fit, I have done the same for the so-called uniform distribution of random numbers between 0 and 1. Taking 200 random numbers and plotting these against the theoretical straight line, one also gets a "reasonable" curve-fit. But even here a considerable spread is visible.





So, I wonder with what argument our Ken might come to show that my analysis is of no value.

Best wishes,
Wim

Re: Re: poor criticism - by Gino - Jun 4, 2007 8:14am
Re: Re: Re: poor criticism - by Wim van Vugt - Jun 4, 2007 8:50am
Re: Re: poor criticism - by Uri Blass - Jun 6, 2007 8:16am
Re: Re: Re: poor criticism - by Gino - Jun 6, 2007 3:14pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: poor criticism - by Wim van Vugt - Jun 6, 2007 4:09pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: poor criticism - by Uri Blass - Jun 7, 2007 8:26am
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: poor criticism - by Gino - Jun 8, 2007 5:49pm
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: poor criticism - by Gino - Jun 9, 2007 10:06pm
Re: poor criticism - by Ron Langeveld - Jun 4, 2007 11:26pm
Re: Re: poor criticism - by Gino - Jun 6, 2007 2:54pm
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