Thursday, September 07, 2006

Proposal: Mix it up

1-6. Time out.—Chronos

Adminned at 09 Sep 2006 14:26:52 UTC

Add a new dynastic ruled called “Diversity” that says the following

If at any time, the Standard Deviation the set {# Musicians with Harmony Dissonant; # Musicians with Harmony Consonant; # Musicians with no Harmony} is greater than or equal to two, then the tempo of every Muscian is set to null and cannot be changed until the Standard Deviation of the Harmonys is again less than two.

*removes accidental redundancy*



09-07-2006 22:07:37 UTC

imperial What is a Standard Deviation?


09-07-2006 22:43:21 UTC

It is the root-mean-square of the distances from the mean; it measures the statistical dispersion (i.e., how spread out) of a set of data:

Unless this is done automatically, it would probably be better if the conductor (or somebody) “may” do it, instead of must. This could be a hassle to keep track of.


09-07-2006 22:50:01 UTC



09-08-2006 02:39:15 UTC

I have no idea how the code behind the GNDT works, but if its just PHP or something like that, it wouldn’t be that hard to code a check to find the S.D. of the Harmonys.


09-08-2006 05:19:06 UTC

The mean is just the number of players divided by three, though.. also, it seems kind of bizarre to apply stdev to a data set consisting of three values.


09-08-2006 05:20:24 UTC

Why not say something simpler like “if any style or lack thereof dominates [is more than a certain % of players], all players with that style [have an incentive to switch to something else…]”?


09-08-2006 07:57:15 UTC

against I’m not up for computing s.d. in blognomic.


09-08-2006 20:56:03 UTC


Elias IX:

09-09-2006 20:57:19 UTC