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Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 02-28-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,260
Posted By DeltaLover
Do not trust Beyers too much! Beyer’s main...

Do not trust Beyers too much! Beyer’s main assumption that “the importance of beaten lengths decreases as the distance of the race increases” is rejected by the related data.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 02-05-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,381
Posted By DeltaLover
I pay absolutely no attention to racing analysts...

I pay absolutely no attention to racing analysts or journalists. Since they depend on the game organizers for employment and maintain very close relationships with many of the insiders it makes...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 01-10-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,887
Posted By DeltaLover
Trying to discover meaning in a word leads to a...

Trying to discover meaning in a word leads to a recursive procedure than never ends; words mean whatever we use them for so searching for the meaning of “handicapping” is not helpful or helpful as...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-03-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,973
Posted By DeltaLover
Absolutely correct. This is why...

Absolutely correct.

This is why associating the horse's speed figure with the winner's results to measurable improvements to a prediction model; by this I mean that instead of expressing a...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-03-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,973
Posted By DeltaLover
To be more precise he is using beaten lengths in...

To be more precise he is using beaten lengths in conjunction to the distance of the race; this is the assumption that is invalidated by the data presented here.
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,973
Posted By DeltaLover
I am not sure what you mean here. Your goal...

I am not sure what you mean here.

Your goal of “understanding what is going on at the track” cannot be empirically validated as it is open to multiple interpretations thus it cannot be the...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 11-03-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,973
Posted By DeltaLover
This thread presents enough data to refute...

This thread presents enough data to refute Bayer’s conjecture about the diminished significance of beaten lengths in proportion to distance.

Still, even if we can reject one of the most...
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 09-20-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,179
Posted By DeltaLover
Dave, if you need this kind of network topology...

Dave, if you need this kind of network topology you should consider using a cloud based solution; doing so will eliminate the need for physical machines as it will be trivial to create VMs using...
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 09-11-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,245
Posted By DeltaLover
Google is your friend. A simple web search can...

Google is your friend. A simple web search can explain to you why people hate Windows in general and Win10 specifically:

https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html
...
Forum: Handicapping Software 09-07-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,330
Posted By DeltaLover
RIP Raybo

RIP Raybo
Forum: Off Topic - General 09-07-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,058
Posted By DeltaLover
RIP Raybo

RIP Raybo
Forum: Handicapping Library 08-31-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By DeltaLover
Belongs to the most useless handicapping books...

Belongs to the most useless handicapping books ever.
Forum: Off Topic - Computers 08-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,901
Posted By DeltaLover
http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/attachment.php?...

http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22711&stc=1&d=1535492658
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-28-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By DeltaLover
It is not only the data provision that remains in...

It is not only the data provision that remains in the Stone Age here in US but more importantly the same applies for the betting choices that are limited to mutual pools only; considering such a...
Forum: Off Topic - General 08-20-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By DeltaLover
A great introduction to The Republic that I have...

A great introduction to The Republic that I have read many time is:
...
Forum: Off Topic - General 08-20-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By DeltaLover
Study Plato's Republic: ...

Study Plato's Republic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OF__fESj8
Forum: Handicapping Library 08-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,756
Posted By DeltaLover
Obviously, I did not mean that you tried to...

Obviously, I did not mean that you tried to deceive anyone; my comment applies to your approach which leads to deceiving conclusions without this meaning that this is your intention.
Forum: Handicapping Library 08-18-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,756
Posted By DeltaLover
What most horse bettors seem to forget is that...

What most horse bettors seem to forget is that 'even a broken clock is right twice a day'. For what you are saying here to gain some value, you will need to provide a relative large sample and do so...
Forum: Handicapping Software 08-07-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By DeltaLover
Random examples of what I mean can be seen here: ...

Random examples of what I mean can be seen here:

https://www.kaggle.com/hrosebaby/feature-engineering-in-horse-racing/code

https://www.kaggle.com/lukebyrne/horses-for-courses/home
...
Forum: Handicapping Software 08-07-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By DeltaLover
Not sure what you mean here,as I do not "have"...

Not sure what you mean here,as I do not "have" these means; they are part of the public domain.Also I do not have the time to work on a solution; even if I had it I am not a firm believer that the...
Forum: Handicapping Software 08-07-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By DeltaLover
Believe me, I am really busy writing real killer...

Believe me, I am really busy writing real killer 21 century apps (some of them used by hundreds of millions of users) so there is no incentive for me to spend my time in such a small market.
...
Forum: Handicapping Software 08-07-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By DeltaLover
The reaction of the "industry" to this nice piece...

The reaction of the "industry" to this nice piece of open source code is at least disappointing and representative of a stubborn adhesion to antiquated and narrow minded marketing theories!
...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-03-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 26,075
Posted By DeltaLover
Too much metaphysics in this thread.. Good...

Too much metaphysics in this thread..

Good related reading: Why urban legends are more powerful than ever (http://theconversation.com/why-urban-legends-are-more-powerful-than-ever-76718)
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 26,075
Posted By DeltaLover
Since my programming time is very expensive, if I...

Since my programming time is very expensive, if I decided that a specific piece of code is solving some of the problems I have still not solved I would not hesitate a second to spend a few hundred...
Forum: General Handicapping Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 26,075
Posted By DeltaLover
I am not asking from anyone to give out the...

I am not asking from anyone to give out the details of his solution but for a meaningful discussion some details on the approach and the methods are necessary.

In our days and as far as data...
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