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Points Formula Help
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:55:59 PM »
Can someone please help me put the below formula in a format Tournament Director will understand?  Or is it too complicated for TD?

Points= 10 * [sqrt(n)/sqrt(k)] * [1+log(b+0,25)]

n = The number of Entrants
k =  Final Position (k=1 for the winner of the tournament)
b = The Cost of the Buyin




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Re: Points Formula Help
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 09:55:44 PM »
Shouldn't be too complicated. Only thing that MAY be would be the sqrt and the log functions (although I'm not sure either way).

You'll want to leave the 'n' alone, as that's the same in TD. However, change 'k' to 'r' (rank) and that will stay the same (winner has r=1). I'm going to ask for confirmation on this next part, but I believe that 'b' would stay the same as well.

Hope this helps you out some (and that someone else can add to this)!
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Re: Points Formula Help
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 11:37:55 AM »
n = number of players
r = rank (k)
bc = cost of buy-in (b)

10 * (sqrt(n)/sqrt(r)) * (1 + (log(bc) / log(25)))

The Tournament Director currently has two functions for log: log(), which is log base e, and log10(), which is log base 10.  To accomplish log() using a different base, you must use log() divided by log(base).  The next version will allow for a second argument to the log() function to specify a base.