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Subject: Re: New tool to estimate the statistical significance of match results

Author: Robin Smith

Date: 12:52:04 07/17/04

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On July 17, 2004 at 14:38:16, Rémi Coulom wrote:

>On July 17, 2004 at 14:21:00, Joachim Rang wrote:
>>Hi Remi,
>>that is exatly what I need right now, thank you very much.
>>Unfortunately the MonteCarlo calculation takes really long if I feed in the
>>result of two 400 games-gauntlets of two different version. I aborted after 10
>>minutes. Any idea how long it might take to compute on my Athlon xp 1540 Mhz?
>No idea.
>> Is
>>ther a way to make it a bit less accurate but quicker?
>An exact result can be obtained tremendously faster by using a symbolic approach
>to the evaluation of the integral. It would require that I implement
>polynom-manipulation software, which is significantly more complicated to
>program than the Monte-Carlo method. I may do it if I find the time, and people
>tell me they want it.

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