Help with Iteration

Aaron Brady castironpi at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 04:54:57 CEST 2008


Chris McComas wrote:

> 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.

I don't know.

while 1:
    calculate_stuff( )
    if stuff < 0.00005:
        break






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