revengeofstarscream wrote:After a little thought, it would just be easier for the program to generate a report on everyone and then post the report online somewhere. It would start with the first tourney mission id, and then iterate over all tournie missions and compile results for everyone.
Now that, would work perfectly.
And because I absoloutely REFUSE to cut it out, it wouldn't be too much to put into a spreadsheet for the number crunchers amongst us?
This is what I did for the Pred vs. Max tourney. Simple process.
- Create HTML file (through excel) which enumerates all tournament missions (start mission # + 5 copied down many rows and use excel equations to put <a href=...> tags around the mission #)
- Open HTML file in Firefox
- Use DownThemAll to get all HTML files on local machine (so Seibertron has no major impact; it has a one time request to load the missions from my machine and then my machine saves the HTML from its in memory firefox session)
- Use regular expressions to slice and dice participants, winners, blah blah
- Paste expression results into excel
- Pivot tables for the win
The pain was the regular expressions. I never automated it. So it took me 30-90 minutes per round to get data into excel and pivoted / filtered to only report on tournament participants.
Reddy-poos objection to this though is quite valid. Old school checking adds involvement. I liked the Pred vs. Max trash talking and we still tracked postings. The regex madness was confirmation and to get totals for factions (translate: saved me time). The idea was quite sound for mission win counting and kill counting. Would help in scalp hunt validation significantly if someone could automate what already exists.
p.s. I shared this with Psych before I last disappeared due to life. However I'm not sure I ever transferred knowledge well enough to make it reusable.
p.s.s. Oh, and formatting to post into the forum was painful... I finally resorted to posting images so the pivot table matrix would be clear.
p.s.s.s. Happy fragging!!!