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by Alejandro
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 81
Views: 28488

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I didn't investigate the functionality you described beyond reading your post, but "Each file should contain a single Tournament Schema Match Object" sounds odd, since that means each file can contain only one game, which doesn't seem super useful. The reason for this is merely, "tha...
by Alejandro
Tue May 17, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Detailed stats app
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Detailed stats app

This looks amazing! I love the visualizations and the amount of detail available, especially the in Player and Question sections. I look forward to a time when advanced stats become the norm for tournaments, where the data can be used to improve teams' studying habits and strategies as well as edito...
by Alejandro
Tue Apr 05, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Upsets
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Upsets

I really enjoyed this article, it's great to see the data challenge long-held assumptions about difficulty distinguishing better between teams. I guess the ICT/Nats comparison covers some of this, but I wonder if powers or 0-point negs affects the number of upsets.
by Alejandro
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)
Replies: 3
Views: 2644

Re: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)

I've made a website where you can upload a docx packet (or zip file of docx packets) for parsing. Click here to visit it. If you have any comments or suggestions, let me know.

Note: I do not store the packets on the server nor can I see what gets parsed.
by Alejandro
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)
Replies: 3
Views: 2644

Re: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)

YAPP now has a public web API that's significantly faster than the old Azure Function used by MODAQ. If you're interested in using it, let me know, since the public API has a rate limit.
by Alejandro
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Forum update 11/27/2021
Replies: 0
Views: 1831

Forum update 11/27/2021

I've updated the forum software to the latest version. Let me know if there are any new issues.
by Alejandro
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)
Replies: 3
Views: 2644

Re: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)

YAPP can now parse HTML packets and is more lenient with parsing docx files since the initial post.
by Alejandro
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Boundaries and Being Off-topic on the Discord
Replies: 17
Views: 5032

Re: Boundaries and Being Off-topic on the Discord

The poll was spammed by newly created accounts. Those votes have been removed and those IPs have been banned, and new users can no longer vote in polls. I've updated the database, but in case phpBB decides not to refresh the numbers, here is the current total: I am in high school and I support this ...
by Alejandro
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: MODAQ (MODerator Assistant for Quizbowl)
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: MODAQ (MODerator Assistant for Quizbowl)

Thanks. MODAQ has gotten some upgrades: Can support formats with powers/superpowers, bouncebacks, and arbitrary number of questions Automatically calculate points for powers and superpowers Handle pronunciation guides Keyboard shortcuts for common operations (previous/next question, selecting a word...
by Alejandro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: MODAQ (MODerator Assistant for Quizbowl)
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: MODAQ (MODerator Assistant for Quizbowl)

If anyone has a scoresheet format that also tracks buzz points, let me know and we can look into adding it as an export option.
by Alejandro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: MODAQ (MODerator Assistant for Quizbowl)
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

MODAQ (MODerator Assistant for Quizbowl)

MODAQ ( MOD erator A ssistant for Q uizbowl) is a web application that lets moderators read and scorekeep in the same window, making it easier to manage games. Features Read and scorekeep in the same browser tab Track buzz point data Import rosters and export results to a Lifsheets, TJ Sheets, or UC...
by Alejandro
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)
Replies: 3
Views: 2644

Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP)

Yet Another Packet Parser (YAPP) is a parser for quiz bowl packets. Some of its features are: Converts packets in a docx file to HTML and JSON Can convert each packet in a zip file Specific error messages that give a line number and text near where the parser failed Configurable in how many lines to...
by Alejandro
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Recent downtime
Replies: 0
Views: 2786

Recent downtime

The server was down for about 2 hours on 1/15/2021. The cause is still unknown, but upgrading some packages fixed the issue. If you notice anything that has broken, please let me know.

Thanks.
by Alejandro
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quiz Bowl Score Tracker (Discord)
Replies: 0
Views: 1714

Quiz Bowl Score Tracker (Discord)

The Quiz Bowl Score Tracker bot is a Discord bot for tracking scores during scrimmages or games. It is currently used in several servers, including the main Quizbowl and hsquizbowl ones. Some of its features include: Tracking scores and splits for tossup-only shootouts or regular tossup/bonus games ...
by Alejandro
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Potential downtime the week of 12/7/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Re: Potential downtime the week of 12/7/2020

Forums were down for ~30 minutes on December 11th. It's now upgraded. Please let me know of any new issues you find.
by Alejandro
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Potential downtime the week of 12/7/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

Potential downtime the week of 12/7/2020

We'll be upgrading the forum software, so there will be some downtime this week for the forums. This should only last several minutes.
by Alejandro
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Potential downtime August 8th or August 9th
Replies: 1
Views: 2411

Re: Potential downtime August 8th or August 9th

Update completed. I'm still working on fixing the forums logo; that should get finished in a couple days.

Thanks.
by Alejandro
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Potential downtime August 8th or August 9th
Replies: 1
Views: 2411

Potential downtime August 8th or August 9th

I'll be upgrading our version of phpBB, which runs the forums, late on either August 8th or August 9th, 2020. The forums may be down for several minutes. If you notice any problems or bugs after the upgrade, please let me know.
by Alejandro
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 17062

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Feedback for Alejandro's bot: [...] • It's more rigid in how the tournament will work. It can set up a schedule for you and create round/room pairs, but can't currently do things like support a cross-bracket playoff structure or making sure the best teams aren't playing each other in the first game...
by Alejandro
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Discord Tournament Assistant
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: Discord Tournament Assistant

A new version of the bot is out. The bot now supports the following: Checking the schedule of the tournament with !schedule Rebracketing with !rebracket, which will create new rooms for those rounds and assign the correct roles to those rooms Checking the list of commands with !help If you want to u...
by Alejandro
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Discord Tournament Assistant
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Discord Tournament Assistant

The Quiz Bowl Discord Tournament Assistant bot sets up all of the channels and permissions needed to host an online tournament on Discord in minutes. It will ask the tournament director for a list of readers, list of team names, and the number of round robins. From there, it generates the round robi...
by Alejandro
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 10
Views: 7255

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

Using an .xlsx as the input file doesn't really work, and it's easy enough to change into a csv. If you have Excel 2016 or later, you can also use Power Query to calculate BPA by adding the Excel table as a source (disclaimer: I work on Power Query). Here's a sample for ACF Regionals 2018 . The app...
by Alejandro
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 7664

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

3. An implementation of Ophir's "jumping between tossups and bonuses with the stroke of a single key" outside the context of advanced stats. I am guessing this should be fairly straightforward, though I could be wrong. You can split the window into two, depending on your viewer. You can d...
by Alejandro
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 7664

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

6. A comprehensive feng shui-incorporating packetization tool, such that the intersection of every reasonable non-contradictory feng shui request can be implemented. Just a warning from someone who's tried this in the past: even simple sounding constraints, like no two questions in a row on Japan o...
by Alejandro
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Potential downtime February 4th, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3229

Re: Potential downtime February 4th, 2020

Upgrade completed. Forums went down for ~15 minutes. If you see any unexpected changes, please PM me.

Thanks.
by Alejandro
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Potential downtime February 4th, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 3229

Potential downtime February 4th, 2020

I'll be upgrading our version of phpBB, which runs the forums, late on February 4th, 2020. The forums may be down for several minutes. If you notice any problems or bugs after the upgrade, please let me know.
by Alejandro
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 7120

Re: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

Now, since each individual category is too small, they're concatenated into major categories: History: 6 Fine Arts: 6 And then these groups of "excess tossups" would be split among the packets. Does the packetizer respect minimum/maximum category and subcategory quotas? Like Mike, I've st...
by Alejandro
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 43692

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

* Tossups will be hard-capped at 8 lines. Please feel free to submit tossups that are longer than 8 lines, but do not submit any tossups that are shorter than 7 lines, or we will send them back to you. It seems like the other references to 7 were changed, so I just wanted to double-check: can we su...
by Alejandro
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 6431

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Can I see the traveling salesman bonus? I want to see if there were clues that distinguished that part from the Hamiltonian Cycle problem.
by Alejandro
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 6431

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Could I see the tossup on lines?
by Alejandro
Fri May 08, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Question classification
Replies: 16
Views: 7609

Re: Question classification

The reason the data set is relatively small is that I had to manually read and categorize 60 packets worth of questions. In R, I used the total number of words in each category as a variable. Unfortunately, I won't have much time to work on this for some time, but hopefully I'll get around to it so...
by Alejandro
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 41253

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:Round 3's score between Benji and Jonathan/Alejandro seems a bit low - perhaps this is the right score but it seems really low compared to the others.
Those numbers look correct. It was a low-scoring game.
by Alejandro
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 41253

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

I'm interested in playing this. I'm willing to be a free agent.
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 34098

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Incomplete list of major changes to the A-value list by eliminating HS teams: Washington's final A-value would have increased by more than 50 points, although their raw A-value only increased by 2 points, because the order-of-finish correction averaging it with Saratoga HS would have been eliminate...
by Alejandro
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science
Replies: 13
Views: 5747

Re: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science

Could I see the max-flow question? I believe that "network flow" or "flow networks" should be promptable or acceptable for much of it since the question asks about a group of problems and max-flow problems are generally classified under network flow/flow network problems (see her...
by Alejandro
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 57284

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

I don't have too much time these days, but I'd be willing to help out on the security end. I can also help write test cases if needed.
by Alejandro
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 165509

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've gotten at least 3 tossups on or mentioning Howards End based solely on this scene from The Critic.
by Alejandro
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Learning Computer Science
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Re: Learning Computer Science

A lot of computer science questions at the high school level are on data structures or basic algorithms like sorting. An AP Computer Science study guide should help, especially if you can find one for the now-discontinued AB test which covered more data structures like stacks and heaps.
by Alejandro
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: BEeS source code
Replies: 0
Views: 2257

BEeS source code

There hasn’t been any work done specifically on BEeS for over a year, so we decided to release the source code. Much of it is incomplete (and could use a code quality cleanup), but there is a packet parser that can read doc and docx files and convert them to formats like HTML and JSON. The success r...
by Alejandro
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bonus part conversion data
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Bonus part conversion data

We can gather conversion data about tossups in a straightforward manner, but we cannot do the same for bonus parts because we only record the bonus total. If scorekeepers kept track of which parts were answered we could get bonus part conversion data which would help determine the actual difficulty ...
by Alejandro
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions

I can moderate.
by Alejandro
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 26261

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

There's question that stands out and it was the first tossup in either rounds 10, 12 or 14. (I want to say one of the first two but I really cannot remember.) Anyway, it was on something math related (I don't recall the answer.) but it read something like "First do this. Then do this. Then do ...
by Alejandro
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 61543

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

As requested I used the 2010 ACF Nationals to test the stat we used. To test only the stat I did no sorting based on W-L. As such the statistic was able to predict the Preliminary outcome to and overall accuracy of 71%. This is better than the calculated values for other tie breakers, and this is t...
by Alejandro
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 21289

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

A couple of points. 1) The giveaway for the queue tossup is misleading. A "horizontal stack" does not describe a queue since a horizontal stack would still be a last-in, first-out data structure (unlike a queue, which is first-in, first-out). 2) There were too many tossups asking for "...
by Alejandro
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine
Replies: 24
Views: 4564

Re: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine

We should be bringing 2 teams and a buzzer system to this tournament.
by Alejandro
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine
Replies: 24
Views: 4564

Re: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I think Alejandro said that Claremont might be coming, but that could be old information.
We're having trouble finding transportation again, although there's still hope. If we can't get a car, though, is there any feasible way to get to Irvine through public transportation?
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 21180

Re: talk about individual questions here

A couple small issues:

There was a question in DII on the New York World that seemed to reuse the leadin from last year's SCT.
The set bonus has a confusing description for intersection: it says that it is the operation that takes the elements from X and Y, which can also describe union.
by Alejandro
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CONFIRMED: MUT mirror at ASU-Tempe, 3/19/11
Replies: 19
Views: 4049

Re: INTEREST CHECK: Sack of Antwerp Delayed Mirror 3/5,12,or 19?

Thanks for the feedback. It is highly likely now that ASU will host something on March 19. However, we have a new question for all our California comrades: Would you be interested in a MUT mirror, instead of/in addition to a Sack of Antwerp mirror? Depending on interest from U of A (which is imposs...
by Alejandro
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: Packet Parser

sportfreak1881 wrote:Sure, at [email protected]?
Yes please.
by Alejandro
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: Packet Parser

sportfreak1881 wrote:I am having problems with format that isn't covered in the readme
What are possible problems in an answer line that reads
ANSWER: James Franco
Nothing looks wrong there. Can you send me the doc file with that answer?