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Old 08-12-2022, 01:49 PM   #361
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It is a straightforward mathematical formula. e is an exponential function commonly available in programming languages. ^ indicates the power to be used through the subsequent values in the formula. I really have no idea how he invented this formula.

I have implemented the formula using A=1 and B=1. It works better than I expected, though like many other math formula it is not a perfect standalone. But I was wondering if anyone had experimented and determined optimal values for A and B.

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way off on my thinking and over the top
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Old 08-12-2022, 02:21 PM   #362
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way off on my thinking and over the top
i have no idea what that means.
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Old 08-12-2022, 02:24 PM   #363
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i have no idea what that means.
Exactly!!

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Old 08-12-2022, 02:28 PM   #364
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Exactly!!

Of course I don't. You give absolutely no explanation. How could I get it? What's to get?
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Old 10-30-2022, 01:37 PM   #365
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Handicapping

It used to take me hours to handicap
races by pen and paper. I've automated
my handicapping now and it only takes
me 13 minutes to do a race, which includes
actual odds.

The software is available now to help
you do this. I download DRF Formulator
and can quickly process all the data
for a race.
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Old 10-30-2022, 03:37 PM   #366
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How do you you download the Formulator files?
I used to DL the old F4 exports, but can't find an export function in current version.

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Old 11-30-2022, 06:04 PM   #367
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I'm new to this sport - what are some of the things you consider when diving into a race? Do you look at their historical performances or their training leading up to the race etc...?
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Old 12-01-2022, 01:30 AM   #368
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I'm new to this sport - what are some of the things you consider when diving into a race? Do you look at their historical performances or their training leading up to the race etc...?
Approach the races with consistency and adapt as you learn. For a long time, my mistake was diving into a different aspect of racing on every race. Never abandon what you have learned. Just expand your knowledge.
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Old 12-01-2022, 10:25 AM   #369
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Old 12-01-2022, 10:53 AM   #370
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I'm new to this sport - what are some of the things you consider when diving into a race? Do you look at their historical performances or their training leading up to the race etc...?
After you get a little experience, try posting: Handicap this race, on Pace Advantage, and tell how you're sizing up the race. IMO, that has been one of fun things to do here on this site. Usually, you'll get a fair amount of participation and other members showing or telling you how they see the race. It has always been positive feedback when I've done that. Do it before the race, so members have time to respond.
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Old 12-01-2022, 02:36 PM   #371
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After you get a little experience, try posting: Handicap this race, on Pace Advantage, and tell how you're sizing up the race.
I'd suggest making the thread subject as specific as possible, e.g.:

Handicap this race: AQU 12-3 Race 7

or something to that effect.
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