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Michel
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Re: Opening testing suites efficiency

Post by Michel » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:02 am

Laskos wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:50 am
Michel wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:58 pm
I posted an update of the document containing the formula for the pentanomial model. The factors of 2 are confusing but I think I got it right.

http://hardy.uhasselt.be/Toga/normalized_elo.pdf
Michel, I will have a look, I am on vacation now on my phone, hard to do anything. And this formal mathematical language is hard to decipher for me in some more pragmatic one to me.
Don't worry. Enjoy your vacation. I am sorry about the somewhat mathematical style of the text (although it is far below the standards of a genuine paper in mathematics or statistics). The thing is that when making statements about the efficiency of tests one has to be quite careful not to compare apples and oranges. Partial statements that certain setups "amplify elo" or "reduce noise", even if true, are insufficient. So I simply tried to be precise about the assumptions and the conclusions - which can be used without reading the proof.
Ideas=science. Simplification=engineering.
Without ideas there is nothing to simplify.

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