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douglasw32
08-10-2009, 02:09 AM
The 2nd release is ready and easier than ever.

I have tested Handi's program, Corrected by (headhawg) Thanks !

I heard from HANDI and his updates are included.

I finally made the LEGEND and some instructions.
and Put the Scratch Thingy back in but lost the adjusting of points (I found it to produce nothing more than what was already there)

58.8 Megs

It will be worth the wait, it is a full INSTALL package with all
Supporting files to make sure it runs correctly.

My algorithm has changed completely to the one handi used, so the two programs Will produce differing results, but used together I feel they are unbeatable.

For those who asked how to go about getting the software

Have an active internet connection.

Download HANDIFAST_CHROMED.exe
at http://localpcpros.com/HANDIFAST_CHROMED.exe

Run the installer.

Allow anything your firewall blocks.
Answer YES, I agree, and Next. Leave everything set as is.

If prompted to restart the computer "DO NOT do so"

If prompted to repair or overwrite files, DO SO!

Read the README FILE!
And the Instructions included inside each program.

Close all Windows, Browser windows, and programs opened during install.

Find the shortcuts on the desktop and in the all programs menu.

It will not finish uploading until around 1:30am EST about 20 more min.
So please wait a bit....I am going to bed!

Enjoy, Doug.

dirt
08-10-2009, 12:57 PM
Handi/Doug

Thanks!
Like the new background on Handifast easier to read the ratings.

AAcoolguy
08-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Cool, by the way, how is Handi doing?

punteray
08-10-2009, 04:04 PM
NICE


Ray Scalise

michiken
08-10-2009, 04:23 PM
Doug,

Hamdifast does not run under wine using Arch Linux. Are there any dependencies I also need?

K

pat
08-10-2009, 07:59 PM
doug
when pasting scratches are the horses supposed to be removed and #s recalculated because it doesnt seem to be woking for me

douglasw32
08-10-2009, 11:08 PM
Yes, it should remove them, it will not change the calcuation. (in my part of the program) I tak it your doing it, not HANDI ?

If it is not working something is in wrong see the instruction button.

To make it as simple as I can to explain that mess.

All horses have to be in CAPS.
All on a seperate line.
no commas, etc. Just one horse per line, capitalized.

AFter copy and pasting the scratch file into the notepad that opens you need to EDIT it a ton then close and save.

It is cosmetic though since non of it affects the ratings.

In handis it does though, but is easier to do =)

douglasw32
08-10-2009, 11:10 PM
Crap, just VBasic like the others.
I bet it is the portable chrome, what does not run?
Is it the installer itself...

I can unwrap it from the installer and just zip it?

it has to work in linux, part of my goal

Let me know

douglasw32
08-10-2009, 11:11 PM
Cool, by the way, how is Handi doing?

Well Handi, you out there?

I just told him I was glad to hear from him in the email, I didn't pry, but if you read this post I and many others hope you well.

michiken
08-10-2009, 11:23 PM
The installer seemed to work just fine the 1st time. I also let it install the vb runtime.

The icons were placed on my desktop. When I click on one, the program just 'spins' as if were trying to load but never launches.

I tried deleting the original folders that were created and doing another install. this time I get an error

'vbrun60sp5.exe failed exit code 2147943623'

So I guess it is not installing correctly.

douglasw32
08-11-2009, 12:00 AM
What about just going to the directory that the installer drops...
no registry stuff in windows, in the folder find the .exe and try just running that through wine?

Handiman
08-11-2009, 12:38 AM
Hi Guys,

I started taking my extra medicine. I wake up feeling pretty well, but by the time the day wears on I become exhausted. And I haven't even done anything. It really sucks. Especially since I like to code during the evening and late at night. So my coding has been reduced quite a bit.

But I'm going to get better...that is all there is to it. But by some chance I'm wrong, just prop me up against the Juke box and put a stiff drink in my hand..:lol:

Always wanted to use that line, finally got too!

I have a couple of things I'm designing right now, but going to take me a while to get it done, so I won't say anything now in case it doesn't happen.

Hope all of you are doing well.

Handi :)

dartman51
08-11-2009, 12:57 AM
Yes, it should remove them, it will not change the calcuation. (in my part of the program) I tak it your doing it, not HANDI ?

If it is not working something is in wrong see the instruction button.

To make it as simple as I can to explain that mess.

All horses have to be in CAPS.
All on a seperate line.
no commas, etc. Just one horse per line, capitalized.

AFter copy and pasting the scratch file into the notepad that opens you need to EDIT it a ton then close and save.

It is cosmetic though since non of it affects the ratings.

In handis it does though, but is easier to do =)

Make sure you remove any country designation also, ie: ARG......BRZ..etc.:ThmbUp:

AAcoolguy
08-11-2009, 05:50 AM
...to see you Handi!:ThmbUp:

No problems on my end, XP with .50 TSN

REBel
08-11-2009, 01:45 PM
Good to hear, Handi. Best of luck.

douglasw32
08-11-2009, 10:31 PM
Handi, Hawg, anyone with coding skills, I know I may make everyone GASP that the algorithm that has been making everyone money in handis portion of the program may be changed.... well that is my question???

Can it be... I am using a totally different, more thought out way of ranking contenders.

Please pull past races, compare the original rank (In Handi's remake) and the new "Chromed" ones, and see if everyone agrees they should once again MATCH UP ?

Or should they just be left alone, do they work better together and if so, can someone, anyone... take my VB code like handi did, and handi's Liberty Basic code, and make a "HANDI, sortable, remake" that does match that I can use....

If everyone agrees, my new algo kicks the shit out of the old one... then again can anyone take this on.. I would hate handi to feel the need to do so (I know how addicted coding is) and it would be awesome to then send that code to handi so he can continue adding whatever he has up his sleeve when he feels like doing so ???

Just a thought if anyone is out there and has the time.. it should be an easy switch, I did not change a ton, but I did change the underlying foundation.

I could just leave them both seperate, thing is now my headings and rankings do not come close to the original, and I honestly think it is a better, more accurate summary.

And if I could have it so it can be sorted and the top 4 can come up auto , and the scratches are easier with his then we would be getting somewhere...

THe final figure, and the top 4 would still be different, since his applys the points to the top ones and the summary would not.

SO it is still an add on to the summary that makes a very excellent tools.

But needs some updating.

I am very very very pleased with the results of my new figures. Anyone else ?

headhawg
08-12-2009, 01:17 AM
Not seeing your original source I just assumed that Handi's version added a few things like a sorting capability. Are you saying that your version and Handifast produced different numbers/results? If the changes aren't too drastic in the new version I could make an attempt at a rewrite, but Handi is probably better able (from a coding standpoint) to produce a new version in a shorter amount of time, assuming his health allows him to.

Still, I love a challenge....

Wickel
08-12-2009, 01:25 AM
Doug: Thanks for being patient with me. Got the program downloaded and up and running. Looks awesome! Great work.

Handiman
08-12-2009, 09:14 PM
Doug,

Let me take a look at your new algorithm.

Handi :)

douglasw32
08-13-2009, 12:07 AM
As soon as I get a breather from the day job, 36 hours and it is only Wednesday, I will resend the source.

If you are not up to it at the moment don't worry, the summary is doing well for me. especially at the spa.

it would just be icing on the cake.

Handiman
08-13-2009, 12:45 PM
Can't wait. Thanks my friend.

Handi :)

cloud9
08-13-2009, 08:30 PM
douglasw32 dose the Handifast Beta 2 program give the same rating that your program did before teaming up with Handiman ? I may use both programs if they are different .

douglasw32
08-14-2009, 02:10 AM
Using the BRIS $1.00 data file, in the HANDIFAST CHROMED summary part.

SAR Highest purse race of the day

7/29/2009
Top 1st 5.3 / 3.7

2nd 3rd

3rd Out

7/30/2009

Top 2nd /4

2nd 1st 5/ 3

3rd out

7/31/2009

Top 2nd / 2.6

2nd 3rd

3rd 1st 8.4/ 3.5

8/1/2009
missing file

8/2/2009
Top 1st 4.9 /2.7

2nd 2nd / 2.5

3rd out

8/3/2009
Top 1st 3.5 / 2.4

2nd out

3rd out

8/5/2009
Top 1st 3.5 / 2.6

2nd 3rd

3rd out

8/6/2009
Top 2nd / 2.3
4th best won paid 16.20 and 4.10
2nd out

3rd 3rd

8/7/2009
Top out

2nd out

3rd out

8/8/2009

Top 3rd

2nd out

3rd 1st 39.6 12

8/9/2009
Top 1st 4.4 / 3

2nd out

3rd out

8/10/2009
Top out

2nd out

3rd 3rd

8/12/2009
Top 1st 6.8 /4.1

2nd 3rd

3rd out

8/13/2009
Top 1st 6 / 3.7

2nd out

3rd 3rd

Total win=34.4 total place= 31.1 grand total=65.5

win place
26 wagers
top won 7 placed 10

52.00 invested on top one to w/p

65.50 returned

profit 13.5




Is this considered pretty decent results at Saratoga ?
Using just the top figure with no other handicapping ...

douglasw32
08-14-2009, 02:12 AM
douglasw32 dose the Handifast Beta 2 program give the same rating that your program did before teaming up with Handiman ? I may use both programs if they are different .

The new version of the summary and handi's will have different final totals/ranks

jcrabboy
08-14-2009, 10:51 AM
Hi Doug:
Using the top pick only with no handicapping and getting a 25% return on your investment is very nice indeed. You should be pleased with the program's results.

Jimmie

cloud9
08-14-2009, 11:31 AM
[QUOTE=doug The new version of the summary and handi's will have different final totals/ranks[/QUOTE]

doug wich program is the last version you wrote ?

douglasw32
08-15-2009, 12:54 AM
The one at the beginning of this thread.

cloud9
08-15-2009, 03:59 PM
doug was FAST V 8.5 the last update of FAST you wrote before the HANDIFAST program came out ?

douglasw32
08-16-2009, 12:35 PM
New Thread...

See: V9 Chromed