I'm gonna go ahead and put another explanation for the three categories (they're performance measures, NOT tiers):
Points = Number of millions of points under CC name
Conversion = Points under CC name divided by
Total Team points
Growth = (CC name points this year minus
CC name points last year
) divided by
(CC name points last year
I didn't invent these, but I believe they make most sense. "Points" favors larger teams, but "Conversion" favors smaller teams. "Growth" has no obvious favor; theoretically, it is easier to grow when you're smaller, but I see the argument that when you're larger, you have more means to grow.
I have an idea for another performance measure, but I'm afraid to put the calculations for it. It may be seen as "too complicated", so I'll try to explain it in plain English. I call it "Stamina". It measures how the CC name points hold up during the competition.
For example, if the CC name daily points during the competition keep increasing, Stamina will be the highest. If there are decreases along the way, Stamina measure will drop. If you look at the "Points per update" charts in (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/chimp_challenge/2011/
), I believe you'll see what it's trying to capture.
Does this "Stamina" measure make sense? Do you think it's a valid measure? Would like to see how it would have worked last year? (For this I need the daily production values, which are the "points per update" values from CC2011. Can anyone provide me those? Thanks!)