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# Calculating ELO Rating (UDF Query)

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I'm putting together a UDF that returns an ELO rating for chess players,

however I can't seem to get the probablity of winning section working.

How would I write the formula

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/b/2...06d0cb4ef0.png)

as a UDF?

If Ra = 1613 and Rb = 1609, the answer returned from the UDF should =

0.506 (example taken from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELO_rating_system). It might be something

I am doing wrong with bracket positioning but I'm sure it's not.

Ea = 1 / (1 + (10 * ((Rb - Ra) / 400)))

This doen't return 0.506 like the example taken from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELO_rating_system. Can anyone see where

I'm going wrong? Or is there a ELO UDF already out there? Thanks in

advance.

d.i.barr

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- Function ELO(Ra As Double, Rb As Double) As Double
ELO = 1 / (1 + 10 ^ ((Rb - Ra) / 400))

End Function

Kind regards,

Niek Otten

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> I'm putting together a UDF that returns an ELO rating for chess players,

> however I can't seem to get the probablity of winning section working.

> How would I write the formula

> (http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/b/2...06d0cb4ef0.png)

> as a UDF?

> If Ra = 1613 and Rb = 1609, the answer returned from the UDF should =

> 0.506 (example taken from

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELO_rating_system). It might be something

> I am doing wrong with bracket positioning but I'm sure it's not.

> Ea = 1 / (1 + (10 * ((Rb - Ra) / 400)))

> This doen't return 0.506 like the example taken from

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELO_rating_system. Can anyone see where

> I'm going wrong? Or is there a ELO UDF already out there? Thanks in

> advance.

>

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#1; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:15:00 GMT

- Function ELO(Ra As Double, Rb As Double) As Double
- Thanks for your help Niek.
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#2; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:16:00 GMT

- Thanks for your help Niek.