I'm here with the AHPC VII Stats Update for Week 8, or the "Ocho" as it's known here in the numerology world.
I know most of you were dismayed, nay even depressed, about a lack of an update for week 6. My work travel just didn't afford me the time to prepare a proper update for week 6 and rather than sacrifice quality, I decided you should go without. Statistical withdrawal is a harrowing experience and one that I didn't inflict on you lightly. Your suffering makes the Statistical bar go even higher. I think theres some solace in that statement. I also was still a bit shaken up from "the culling". Being forced into to being the Snow Lord's hit man and striking the "delete" key four times is not something that should be taken lightly. I'm still having nightmares....
But now we're here at week 8, and only have 5 weeks to go in this year's Challenge. To date we've had 540 submissions from 96 participants - both on record paces. Lets take a look at the rolling Tally:
Note: Those of you reviewing these stats in an office setting should consider angling your screen so as many people as possible can see you. Stats are well documented to increase the esteem with which your coworkers hold you in. As an added bonus it kind of looks like work and you need all the help you can in that category, don't you?
|AHPC VII: THE STATS ROUNDUP|
|Participants w/ a Submission||47||81||96||96|
|Average per Submitter||164||270||382||509|
|Avg per Submission||87||92||88||91|
|Submitter % of Target Completed||16%||32%||48%||65%|
|Remaining Bouns Rounds||9,261||6,787||5,851||4,255|
|Non Submitters @ 25%||13,358||1,657||0||0|
|Projected Total Points||72,741||78,394||84,687||82,720|
|Cav / Art||69||155||305||425|
|Cav / Art||28||178||285||361|
|Cav / Art||11||18||108||187|
|Bonus Round "Bonus Points"||0%||11%||13%||9%|
So what about the Point-O-Projector and it's machinations? Yes I fired that ole' monster up, fed it the required kittens to grease the cogs, chanted the unspeakable chants to the math gods and turned the crank. After some sputtering and a sound that I can only describe as a cry for mercy, the machine spat out the forecast of 83K points - approximately the same amount as the last tow projections. My gut (which is large and therefore very accurate) tells me the projection is a tad high and I think the right number is 80K-ish. Never-the-less, these are record setting totals.
Now, lets answer some of your cards and letters. It's really very rewarding to receive your adulation. I deserve it, of course, but still it's the polite thing to say "thank you"
RR from the UK writes: Dear Prof Maths: What's it like to be an International Miniature Painting Statistical Superstar?
Well RR, I'm just a normal person like yourself when you take away the celebrity status, the adoring fans, and the lucrative endorsement contracts. By the way have tried Vallejo paints, they're simply the best.
P O'G from "Down-Under" writes: Dear Stats-God: what can I, as mere mortal, do to be more like you?
I get this question a lot and, I suppose that's only natural, but Mr P it requires a lot of hard work and dedication to the study of the dark arts of mathematics - becoming a world class mathamagician is an arduous calling and one not for the faint of heart but the rewards, ahh the rewards are worth it. Oh you do need one more thing - an unfailing ability to ignore the obvious facts in front of you that indicate you might just be a middle aged wind bag who isn't as funny as he thinks. Banish those unfortunate facts and make your own reality - just like Trump, what could go wrong?
CC from "the Great White North" writes: Hey you moron stop wasting blog space with your idiotic ramblings!
Well, umm, I see that the Snow Lord is grumpy and may not have taken his meds. Discretion dictates that I must scurry away to the stat's lab and go into hiding for a few weeks. Don't worry, "I'll be back".