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Old 2015-07-17, 15:55   #1
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Default I see this as a bit of a mathematical curiosity...

Our Team Standings....
We are 8th or 9th in every work category yet 10th overall.
I'm not saying the data is wrong and I do accept it is possible; I just wouldn't expect it to be very likely to happen.

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Type	Rank	of	GHz days	Count
TF	9	160	176,585.83	29,370
P-1	9	103	4,380.66	6,654
LL	8	164	73,702.07	486
LL-D	9	165	29,962.90	793
ECM	8	59	2,031.85	2,266
ECMF	8	31	2,320.67	50
Overall	10	246	288,983.99	39,619
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Old 2015-07-17, 16:06   #2
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Without looking at the stats of high-level teams I would to the contrary find this likely to happen. I would expect some teams with GPU-power to concentrate on TF and some others to do lot of LL-D/LL. For the standings of your team all it would take is one team beating you in TF and total, but losing on other types and one team beating you on LL/LL-D and total, but losing on other types.
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Old 2015-07-17, 16:31   #3
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If there are N kinds of work, and N teams each of which do only one kind of work, and you do a tiny bit of all kinds of work, you can easily be second-best in every field and last overall
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Old 2015-07-18, 12:13   #4
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Your table helpfully includes the number of teams from which your ranking is taken in each category and overall. From that measure you can calculate that overall, 10th out of 246, you are just outside the 4 percentile. On that reckoning you do significantly better overall than you do in any of the individual categories.
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Old 2015-07-19, 02:33   #5
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This reminds me of Simpson's paradox.
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