One of the things I want to do soon after releasing v37 is to generalise the
rating systems into a rating system library. It was convenient to hardwire
things at first but it is now too restrictive. The fields I have identified
as required are as detailed below. If you would like to see further fields
please feel free to comment.
Short name: e.g. "RYAPY". This is the string that'll be logged in a series
to lookup a rating system. The string will not be seen anywhere - it's just
Long name: e.g. "RYA Portsmouth Number Rating System". This is the string
that'll appear when selecting a rating system.
Column name: e.g. "SCHRS". This is the string that appears in the column
Description: A description of the system.
Corrected: a formula to calculate corrected time from elapsed time. e.g. (e
* 1000) / r.
Min Value: a minimum value for the rat sys so that Sailwave can warn the
Max Value: ditto but max.
Percentage: a percentage value that all corrected time should be within
relative to the fastest time if the data is entered correctly. e.g. 15%.
This is so Sailwave can warn about possible data entry errors.
GovBody: The governing body of the rating system.
GovWeb: The web site of the governing body.
GovEmail: The generic email address of the governing body.
Ftp: A URL to a file/script that can be used to update the values of this
rating system into the rating library.
Notes: Any other notes
Logo: A URL to the rat sys logo.
The values for ISAF Small Catamaran Handicap Rating System for example may
ISAF Small Catamaran Handicap Rating System
A mainly European used parametric system similar to Texel.
Not liked by iF20 sailors!
If the rating system library is saved as a CSV file it'll be easy to extend
the fields later...
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