# Rating Calculator

Site Ideas 07 Jul '05 17:00
1. 07 Jul '05 17:00
Sometimes I wonder what the difference between a draw and a win or loss. If this site had a ratings calculator available for us to enter our ratings, our opponents rating and indicate a win, loss, or draw, we would see the results before we make our decision. It should be an easy add to the site and a tool that the players can use.
2. noxidjkram
Anal(yst) Programmer
07 Jul '05 17:551 edit
Theres a formula on the help pages!

Just pop that into MS Excel and bingo! Ratings calculator!

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3. no1marauder
Humble and Kind
07 Jul '05 21:10
Sometimes I wonder what the difference between a draw and a win or loss. If this site had a ratings calculator available for us to enter our ratings, our opponents rating and indicate a win, loss, or draw, we would see the results before we make our decision. It should be an easy add to the site and a tool that the players can use.
http://www7.brinkster.com/obyrne/rhp_rc.htm

Problem solved.
4. 08 Jul '05 03:31
Originally posted by no1marauder
http://www7.brinkster.com/obyrne/rhp_rc.htm

Problem solved.
Thank you very much! This is exactly what I was asking for. I thought I would have had to write it myself.

Problem solved!
5. no1marauder
Humble and Kind
08 Jul '05 03:35
Thank you very much! This is exactly what I was asking for. I thought I would have had to write it myself.

Problem solved!
Just remember though that the ratings change is based on what the player's ratings are when the game ends, not when it begins, so the figures will be approximations only.
6. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
08 Jul '05 03:39
Thank you very much! This is exactly what I was asking for. I thought I would have had to write it myself.

Problem solved!
Doesn't work properly.
7. Aiko
Nearing 200000...!
08 Jul '05 16:24
Indeed, on Mac OSX 10.3.9 and browser Safari 1.3 no new rating is presented. I can only see the % chance of winning.
8. 08 Jul '05 17:25
In Opera, the rating shows up for a moment and then disappears.
9. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
08 Jul '05 21:53
Same with Navigator.

I suspect it's written for IE. But who in their right mind uses that nowadays?
10. mochiron
The Don
10 Jul '05 05:12
Originally posted by Bowmann
Same with Navigator.

I suspect it's written for IE. But who in their right mind uses that nowadays?
I think you are rite. On firefox it only blinks the answer for a second.
11. orfeo
Paralysed analyst
12 Jul '05 03:30
Sometimes I wonder what the difference between a draw and a win or loss. If this site had a ratings calculator available for us to enter our ratings, our opponents rating and indicate a win, loss, or draw, we would see the results before we make our decision. It should be an easy add to the site and a tool that the players can use.
If you win, you rating will be higher than if you draw, and if you lose it will be lower than if you draw.

And that, frankly, should be all you need to know to make your decision.

If, on the other hand, you want to know what TIME to resign, or something like that, well... you can run through all sorts of permutations of your games, and calculate the result... and work out it will make less than 5 points difference. Big deal.