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Sat 21 Dec 13 #1 
Nemesis
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The updated link can be found below

 




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Mon 23 Dec 13 #2 
vepa1943
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Great overview Nem, thanks for posting and all the work!




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Mon 23 Dec 13 #3 
JMK
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Thanks for this, it's great.




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Sun 25 Jan 15 #4 
Nemesis
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Click the link for updated Decathlon Statistics for November 2007 to December 2014:

Decathlon Statistics

 




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Sun 25 Jan 15 #5 
vepa1943
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Decathlon - the whole story!

Thanks Nem!




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Thu 14 Jan 16 #6 
Nemesis
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The link gives the updated stats for 2015 and your career:  It should work in the latest Explorer and Firefox browsers.

Decathlon Statistics

 




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Fri 15 Jan 16 #7 
sally906 (online)
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Thanks Nem - love looking at stats - well other people's - not mine ;)




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Wed 20 Jan 16 #8 
Seve
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Always interesting!  Thanks for all your diligent work.




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Sun 24 Jan 16 #9 
vepa1943
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Great overview Nem, thank you!

Looks like jackson is someone I should play with...




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Fri 23 Dec 16 #10 
Nemesis
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 Updated stats for 2016 can be found here:

Decathlon Statistics 2016




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Mon 26 Dec 16 #11 
sally906 (online)
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Thanks for all the hard work Nem :)




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Thu 29 Dec 16 #12 
JMK
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Thanks for these.




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Sat 30 Dec 17 #13 
JMK
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Sat 30 Dec 17 #14 
Nemesis
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The Decathlon statistics for 2017 can be found here:  The link will take you to Google Docs where you can see stats for every year since 2007, the All-Time figures, the best ten scores in each category, all the category scores over 7000, and a few other things.

Please let me know if you find any errors.

Decathlon Statistics 2017




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Sat 30 Dec 17 #15 
Helen McKenzie
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Interesting stats Nem, thanks for sharing the link




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Sun 31 Dec 17 #16 
Ruby Franks
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Thanks Captain Stats.




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Sun 31 Dec 17 #17 
sally906 (online)
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Thanks Nem!




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Mon 17 Dec 18 #18 
Nemesis
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The updated statistics for 2018 can be found here:

Decathlon Statistics 2018

There are tabs for each year along the bottom of the screen, then the All-Time figures, and then the top ten scores in each of the categories.

It's in Google Docs and everyone should be able to access it. If not, please PM me and I'll see what I can do.




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Tue 18 Dec 18 #19 
Allan R. Matthes
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i find just seeing the old names of former players very nice because it helps me to recall who they were back in 2007 and after. Part of the history of Factacular.




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Tue 18 Dec 18 #20 
Bryn middleton
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Wow.  Seriously impressive stat game, Nem.  Many thanks




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Sun 10 Feb 19 #21 
Nemesis
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Some1seyes did much of the groundwork in the early years, and now all it takes is 30 minutes on the Sunday morning after a Decathlon has finished to update my master spreadsheet.  Then maybe an hour or so at year end to produce the annual figures.  I’ve always thought it would be interesting to compile the stats for each category so we can measure Quiz’s dominance in Movies and Sag’s in Arts, but that would be ten times the work.  All the data is on the site - all we need is an expert data miner.  Volunteers?




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Thu 14 Feb 19 #22 
BBandicoot
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I'll nibble (you knew it). What subject stats, specifically? Average subject score? High placement/subject? Times in the top 3/5/10? High score/subject?

Would you be opposed to it being a post-wrong choice selection change or separate categories for both iterations? That really was a completely different ballgame. 




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Thu 14 Feb 19 #23 
Nemesis
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Can I give you a fuller reply at the weekend as I am on the road this week, and busy this evening?

 




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Thu 14 Feb 19 #24 
BBandicoot
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Of course, Nem. And don't you mean "at sea"?




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Thu 14 Feb 19 #25 
Ruby Franks
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The answer is, all the stats that you can possibly think of; who scored best on sport whilst suffering flu, which grandmother does best on entertainment, do apartment dwellers score more than house renters, which subject has most drop-outs. My advice is, follow the Pugwash Pattern, then stymie him with a few refinements of your own.

Love it that the good captain's post got several likes but brave BB was the only one to take the challenge. Looking forward to ever more stats. No LOL there, Tim Harford is my hero.




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Wed 20 Feb 19 #26 
BBandicoot
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Did a trial run with the 2018 Arts & Lit stats. Would maybe like to add a tab for top scores and top scorers. Let me know if you find any mistakes, I caught a lot on my second check.




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Wed 20 Feb 19 #27 
Nemesis
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Looks good Bandi!  Only suspicious item is the 121 top ten placements.  I guess it’s possible if there is a tied placing, and that’s more likely in a single category than the overall competition.  Worth a double check though.




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Wed 20 Feb 19 #28 
Nemesis
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It’s daunting that there wasn’t a score of 6000 by anyone.  This and Music are probably the toughest categories.




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Wed 20 Feb 19 #29 
BBandicoot
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I think there is an extra there ;) (the 121). Wanted to get a test run up before my trip. Thanks Chooky and Nem for all the help!




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Tue 26 May #30 
BBandicoot
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*bump*

Look out (below)...




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Tue 26 May #31 
Nemesis
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A small side-effect of the wretched Covid virus is that I've had a little spare time on my hands to finish off some work that Bandi, Chooky and I started about a year ago.  We have gone through the Decathlon results for 2017, 2018 and 2019 and can now unveil what you've all been waiting for <....drum roll.....>, the statistics broken down by each of the ten Categories, as well as the figures aggregated for the past three years.

To start off, we'll present the stats for Movies and Arts & Lit.  There is no prize for guessing who tops the Movies averages, but who else sits it out to the end of the credits?  And how do the triumvirate of Sag, Seve and Gripper compare in Arts & Lit?

The plan is to present two of the Categories each week, but the choice of which pair to show next is down to you.

So, over to my glamorous assistant to reveal the first two...




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Wed 27 May #32 
BBandicoot
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Well I'm no Vanna White, but who said bandicoots can't be glamorous? 

Besides Nemesis is being generous; he did the bulk of the work - and I do think the chicken is the glamorous one but I digress...

Next category votes: Language and Sports.

And one more set of ellipses for suspense...




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Wed 27 May #33 
BBandicoot
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Decathlon Statistics by Category




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Wed 27 May #34 
BBandicoot
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Let us know if you have issues with the links & don't forget to vote for the next categories to be released.

 




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Thu 28 May #35 
JMK
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Nice work, thanks for all the work.
I vote for Science & Nature.




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Thu 28 May #36 
Ruby Franks
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Lovely, I love a stat as long as I'm not the one working on it. Next to  Hans Rosling (The Joy of Stats BBC prog. see if you can find it) and Tim Harford you're my stats heroes.




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Thu 28 May #37 
Nemesis
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Bill Frindall was mine.




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Fri 26 Jun #38 
BBandicoot
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*Bump* Thanks JMK




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Fri 26 Jun #39 
Nemesis
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The Science & Nature, and Music Decathlon stats for 2017, 2018 and 2019 are now live.  Please see post #33 for the links.




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Fri 26 Jun #40 
BBandicoot
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Thanks Nemesis.

Amazed by everyone's science scores! Those questions are not easy. So many people over 6000 & with crazy high averages. Bertie, Sag, Ruby and Nem (2111????) averaging over 1800/brainoff in that category is wild.

Music is basically Quiz, Jackson and Gripweed. Everyone else needs some help in this category (I blame those accursed Gondoliers).

I still vote for Sports or Language.




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