Proposed Australian Go Association Rating System
Output File Format

The following table describes the information held in each column of the output files. These files can be accessed from my main go page.

WesternAny personal name that traditionally goes before the family name, as in western countries and the English names of Chinese players.
SurnameFamily name or surname.
EasternAny personal name that traditionally goes after the family name, as in China, Korea, Japan and Hungary.
StatusActive, inactive, retired, overseas, deceased, etc.. A + means we are sure, ? means we aren't, % means the program guessed on the basis of how long since they last played.
MinLowest dan rank ever claimed.
RankWeighted average rank claimed.
MaxHighest dan rank ever claimed.
LastMost recent dan rank claimed.
MinOne standard deviation below ln(s). 90% or so chance, in theory, of being at least this high.
ln(s)Natural (base e) logarithm of best guess of player's strength si.
MaxOne standard deviation above ln(s). 90% or so chance, in theory, of being no higher.
MinOne standard deviation below Calc. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being at least this high.
CalcThe strength converted into a dan rank equivalent, based on fitting in with what other players are claiming. Take with a large grain of salt.
MaxOne standard deviation above Calc. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being no higher.
MinOne standard deviation below Equ. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being at least this high.
EquThe Calc column written as a rank. k means kyu, d means dan. + means better than average for this rank, - means worse than average for this rank, no + or - means about average. Note that a 5d+ is weaker than a 6d-.
MaxOne standard deviation above Equ. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being no higher.
PromoteIf this is positive then the player has never claimed as high a rank as the program thinks he deserves, so maybe he should be promoted. Take with a very large grain of salt indeed.
FirstMonth of earliest tournament in which this player participated.
LastMonth of most recent tournament in which this player participated.


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