- Just a quick update.....testing is rolling along quite well. It has been
a challenging year with the short season. Much more variability in the
test numbers. Larger sample sizes (more games) makes the statistics
cleaner and the numbers converge easier....not true this year. Good to
know that the new CBA will keep us from going through this again for the
next 8 years. We'll do what we can to get the disk to converge to
reasonable numbers, then do the final updating before release.
Release date is still TBD, depending on test results, but it will get
out before the NHL season starts. I was hoping to get it out earlier
this year, with the voting system helping get ratings faster, but the
short season variability has used up that extra time with extra test runs.
Dave, you asked me last year to remind you about including the schedule on the disk. I think Don Brooks (now deceased) had also requested that it be sorted
a certain way (visitor @; home)? If you have any questions, I could probably dig through last years emails, just let me know...
Just an update on the disk progress. The numbers are starting to
converge well. It seems to always take at least a million test games to
get things to where they need to be, and this year was no exception.
But, it's getting close, and I hope to wrap up the testing/tweaking in
the next week or so. Then, I need to migrate from the split test disk
over to the combined disk for release. That usually takes a few days, or
if I can get the free time on a weekend, I can knock it out in one day.
I'm tentatively looking at a release by September 12. That could adjust
up or down based on the last bit of testing remaining, but based on past
disks, I'm pretty confident on where we are at.