Thread created to discuss this whitepaper.
This is a a scouting database which calculates component calculated contributions (OPRs) and other metrics using the data from the TBA API. Each sheet contains data for a distinct FRC event. A new database will be published weekly within a day or two of all of that week’s events being completed. For sheets which contain events that have not yet occurred, seed values for each category are available in order to aid in pre-scouting.
Key improvements over the 2016 database include:
Updated metrics for the 2017 game
All new metrics to determine defensive ability (coming soon)
Added Winning Margin Elo.
Added a “seed values” tab which contains an estimate of every team’s ability at this moment, whether or not they have competed yet in 2017.
Added in seed values for every upcoming event to assist teams in pre-scouting.
Added a “home championship” column to the “world results” sheet.
Added championship tabs which will update each week as teams register for championships.
Better formatting (frozen rows/columns, sorting capability already added, vertical instead of horizontal column names).
I am publishing this database now primarily to get feedback before I update with week 1 data. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements.
If you want to use this for week 1 events, the only interesting information right now are the Elo ratings, as the other seeds are the same for every team and based off the official week 0 event.
My plan for additions/improvements is roughly to have the following done for each revision:
Week 1: Better seed values for all teams (I can make some pretty good estimates after we know how this game actually plays).
Week 2: Fill in all of the “estimated Gears” categories based on analysis of Week 1 data.
Week 3: Fill in the defense categories based on analysis of Week 1 data.