Help with Iteration

Chris McComas mccomas.chris at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 02:59:06 CEST 2008


On Oct 18, 3:46 pm, Aaron Brady <castiro... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chris McComas wrote:
> > actually i'm running it online, with a mysql db. so in the db there is
> > a table CollegeYear with the following fields:
>
> > name
> > rating
> > change
> > wp
>
> > then another table Games
>
> > date
> > year
> > team_1
> > team_1_score
> > team_2
> > team_2_score
>
> > it goes through and calculates everything, then when it's time to
> > compute the rating i have say this code:
>
> >http://dpaste.com/85300/
>
> > it goes through and computes them, then add the new rating and
> > absolute value of the changed rating to the db. what i need now is a
> > way to get the largest entry for 'change' and if it is greater than
> > 0.00005 then do this code again. if it is less than 0.00005 then we're
> > done.
>
> What about "SELECT MAX( rating ) FROM CollegeYear"?

Aaron,

Thnx. To clarify I can get the max, that wasn't the issue, what I'm
failing to try and visualise/figure out is how do I say, okay if MAX >
0.00005 run this again, if MAX < 0.00005 you're done.



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