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Ok, I just did up the cleric saving throws and have some interesting results. First of all, the only two types of equations that yielded consistently high R^2s are linear and polynomial (I only used order three to maintain sanity :) The polynomial yielded better fits, but not usually by a lot. For example, breath (x-axis = level, y-axis = saving throw): y = -1.4788x + 80.621 R^2 = .9908 y = -.0012x^3 + .0664x^2 - 2.4745x + 84.082 R^2 = .9952 So, since the linear equations are much easier to use and program, I will put forward the linear equations and ignore the polynomials. In fact, the coefficients for the equations for most of the [cleric] saving throws are sufficiently close that we can probably reduce all five to one single equation: Para: y = -1.6033x + 52.218 R^2 = .9599 Rod: y = -1.4788x + 70.621 R^2 = .9908 Petri: y = -1.4785x + 65.717 R^2 = .9916 Breath: y = -1.4788x + 80.621 R^2 = .9908 Spell: y = -1.4785x + 75.717 R^2 = .9916 I would tend to reduce this to one equation: save: y = -1.5x + 70 It is reasonably close to all the individual equations (only on para is it really off), and it fairly trivial to program. The polynomial equations also tended towards one single equation: y = -0.0016x^3 + 0.09x^2 - 2.9x + 74 or, even more simply: y = -0.002x^3 + 0.1x^2 - 3x + 74 I expect the other classes will all show this same tendency. Do you all want one equation? Five equations? Linear? Polynomial? I'd like to know what direction I should go before crunching the rest of the number ;) --- eglamkowski@angelfire.com http://www.angelfire.com/nj/eglamkowski/null.html <- Null webring http://www.angelfire.com/nj/eglamkowski/eia.html <- EiA webring Angelfire for your free web-based e-mail. http://www.angelfire.com +------------------------------------------------------------+ | Ensure that you have read the CircleMUD Mailing List FAQ: | | http://democracy.queensu.ca/~fletcher/Circle/list-faq.html | +------------------------------------------------------------+

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