The following table describes the information held in each column of the output files. These files can be accessed from my main go page.
|Western||Any personal name that traditionally goes before the family name, as in western countries and the English names of Chinese players.|
|Surname||Family name or surname.|
|Eastern||Any personal name that traditionally goes after the family name, as in China, Korea, Japan and Hungary.|
|Status||Active, 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.|
|Min||Lowest dan rank ever claimed.|
|Rank||Weighted average rank claimed.|
|Max||Highest dan rank ever claimed.|
|Last||Most recent dan rank claimed.|
|Min||One 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.|
|Max||One standard deviation above ln(s). 90% or so chance, in theory, of being no higher.|
|Min||One standard deviation below Calc. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being at least this high.|
|Calc||The strength converted into a dan rank equivalent, based on fitting in with what other players are claiming. Take with a large grain of salt.|
|Max||One standard deviation above Calc. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being no higher.|
|Min||One standard deviation below Equ. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being at least this high.|
|Equ||The 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-.|
|Max||One standard deviation above Equ. 90% or so chance, in theory, of being no higher.|
|Promote||If 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.|
|First||Month of earliest tournament in which this player participated.|
|Last||Month of most recent tournament in which this player participated.|
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