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Old 12-20-2018, 09:19 AM   #16
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This is a very early version so the output goes to a text file; that is how it works for the time being. The main purpose for releasing HHQSS now was to see if there is any merit to the point system. That is, can we find some set of betting rules or patterns that make the program usable. It doesn't make sense for me to spend time putting in a fancy interface or print options if the main calculation engine is a flop.

In earlier posts I mentioned some things that I observed and I was hoping that the PA "testers" would confirm those and/or report back things that they have found. Obviously the more races tested the better. As I mentioned, I think that there's something to the point system -- it's just a matter of discovering what to tweak and how to use it in a worthwhile manner.
Are you the author of PHQS Platinum?
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:35 AM   #17
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Are you the author of PHQS Platinum?
No, I am not. I do not know who designed the system but the coding looks like the work of Len Czyzniejewski who does a lot of work for that particular vendor.
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:30 AM   #18
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Thanks Mike. I don't have that alignment issue using Notepad; I will check into it. Remember a couple of things -- the program isn't going to find bombs, as I stated in my OP. It may bring more confidence in betting lower-priced horses or in using them for horizontal bets. And this is in an alpha stage -- if the point system proves useless then I didn't spend 200 hours coding features that don't matter anyway.
headhawg, acorn here. if it means anything to you, dr william quirin mentioned in the appendix of his book "winning at the races", he could find no "checklist" system that turned a profit. he concluded that such highly rated horses have no "holes", in them, as he put it. they were too "perfect".
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:59 AM   #19
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I don't disagree with you acorn, but the purpose of HHQSS is to be a tool that may help handicappers make better decisions, and not to be a black box. What if it can raise your winning percentage by a couple of points? Would it not be useful? I have know idea if this will work, and I have only heard back from a couple of users about results. It could just be that it's the holiday season and people are doing other things. Maybe I will have a newer version after the first of the new year.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:51 PM   #20
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WHAT DID I DO WRONG ?

Downloaded and installed on desk top, took a drf file and copied into
program data file, opened up the program and clicked process, nothing ?
did I miss a step. Thank (32 bit system)
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:53 PM   #21
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what did I do wrong

Downloaded the program un zipped, placed on desk top, took a drf file
and coped to program data file, clicked load file, selected it, nothing
happens ?? Did I miss a step ?
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:13 PM   #22
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Did you look in the data file folder for a file named HHQSS.txt? As I posted a couple of times, this is a very early version of the program to test to see if the point system has any value. There is no fancy interface or output.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:34 PM   #23
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Downloaded the program un zipped, placed on desk top, took a drf file
and coped to program data file, clicked load file, selected it, nothing
happens ?? Did I miss a step ?
Wherever you selected the DRF from .....is where the .txt file is in
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:00 PM   #24
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I need to be clear about something. HHQSS is not a clone of PHQS platinum version or any other version, and I am not in violation of any copyright laws. I have no idea how PHQS manipulates the data aside from the information posted on the vendor's website. The only likely commonality is that both programs use speed, pace, and other factors just like a gazillion other handicapping programs.
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I need to be clear about something. HHQSS is not a clone of PHQS platinum version or any other version, and I am not in violation of any copyright laws. I have no idea how PHQS manipulates the data aside from the information posted on the vendor's website. The only likely commonality is that both programs use speed, pace, and other factors just like a gazillion other handicapping programs.
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make sure you state a disclaimer of sort...so that the data a-holes dont comea calling...


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Thank you and yep there it was................
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Thank you and yep there it was................
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:19 PM   #28
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Made a simple excel file

Did a copy and paste from the Txt file to an excel file then did a sort race by race and points are in order of high low................did a delete ready for
the next card..........saved as hhqss.sort
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Some general feedback:

A scratch feature would be great. There are frequently a lot of ties in the scores, perhaps some sort of tie breaking criteria if possible.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:46 PM   #30
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I will add a scratch feature to the next release which will be after the holidays. As far as ties...maybe the odds should be the tiebreaker. Or, maybe that indicates a race that should be passed or one that a longer shot should be played. I think looking at the point gaps will be important; no gaps, no plays. That's the kind of thing that I was hoping users would research.

Thanks for the feedback.
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