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  1. yorikiried by fate

    Sumo articles by journalists who are Forum members/or not

    Washington Post (quoting John and Ross Mihara): https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/japan-sumo-coronavirus/2021/01/21/fc351ea8-54f2-11eb-acc5-92d2819a1ccb_story.html?itid=hp_world (Paywall)
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    1. I mistyped. I meant 0-0-15. 2. I apologize for not seeing the comments right above. 3. I see that automation/query will send me nowhere in this case. Thanks.
  3. yorikiried by fate

    Sumo Reference Updates

    I have come across Kotozakura's intai basho in VII.74. He is still listed, but didn't compete. In other such cases the result seems to be given as 0-0-0, but he gets only 0-0. For my research this doesn't matter much, EXCEPT that Kotozakura's result doesn't seem to be searchable by query. So if I look for Makuuchi guys that had 0 wins and 0 losses in the timeframe of interest, he won't turn up. The same is true, if I only search for 0 wins. This looks like a glitch. I would like to know if there are other such cases, that I cannot find by query. Help?
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    The Graph

    Question: Since the issue of former champions competing outside of Makuuchi came up at two different points in time already, shouldn't it be visualized? I think I could extend the meaning of the "Absent former champion" thin graph line to include guys in Juryo and below. Addtionally I could add a counter under the side line points to indicate the number of absentees (for reasons of kyujo or being aoutside of Makuuchi). Does anyone have an opinion?
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    The Graph

    Interesting. I have something similar, as of very recently. PDFs suddenly opened in FF as default, like you said, instead of -- in my case -- Acrobat. I could switch that back, but then the PDFs suddenly were shown to be downloaded before opening. After the session was ended, these downloads dissappeared again. So some glitch in the temporary file handling, I suppose. This MO just got lost after a couple of days for no apparent reason. Now, every PDF gets downloaded for real and I have to open them manually. If it really is a W10 thing -- as your experiences suggest -- this would be highly annoying. If I would have to take support calls regularly (and not just from my parents), I'd run amok after 15 minutes, btw. OT is cool, since it's my thread.
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    The Graph

    Opening PDFs in FF is a crime in itself! But seriously: thanks for pointing out that usecase. I hope people will take note.
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    The Graph

    Well, firstly it seems like you were able to upload a screenshot. Do you have problems with the pdf? Its size is merely 3.5 MB so you shouldn't have trouble opening it and zooming in, as long as your PC is not older than , say, 15 years. If we are talking mobile devices, I won't be able to help, since I don't care much about them.
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    The Graph

    Or glasses (though mine seem to try their best from preventing me seeing anything at monitor distance...). Maybe I should add system requirements (man and machine)?
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    The Graph

    I don't quite understand. Are we talking about Makuuchi demotion and repromotion? In that case, there is a summary of this particular topic right on page two of this very thread, which relates to an exchange in an older hon-basho thread, that started around here. The summary has not been updated, though.
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    The Graph

    Every instance in the timeline (horizontal direction) refers to the banzuke, so number of champions and experience level is given as for the members/entries of the respective ranking. That being said, the yusho winners' entry directly under the graph extends this somewhat, as it indicates the winner of the basho that has been played out based on the respective banzuke.
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    The Graph

    Ist es schon wieder soweit? Hello world. The updated Graph awaits your embrace and praise. New features: Asanoyama's promotion made it necessary to introduce a new color to indicate Sandanme tsukedashi hatsu-dohyo. The onslaught of improbable Maegashira yusho gave me the idea of indicating the exact rank in the vicinity of the respective champion's name. Comments (oh so many comments...) more or less derived from the visuals: The Graph's top is punctured! With the Kyushu banzuke, the active champions' cumulated yusho reached 61, which is a new all-time record and one more than my vertical grid tolerates. In fact, the previous record of XI/19 was improved four times throughout the year. What we need is for Hakuho to retire... Anyway, we have the yusho experiencest group since ever. With the Kyushu banzuke we also saw 11 active champions, which ties the record of VII/2000, right after Kaio's debut yusho. Back then, the crowd was reduced to 9 after only two basho, when former champions Kotonishiki and Mitoizumi retired. It's nice to see the two lists of 11 champions next to each other. Then: Takanohana (20 yusho at the time), Akebono (9), Musashimaaru (7), Takanonami (2), Kotonishiki (2), Mitoizumi (1), Chiyotaikai (1), Dejima (1), Musoyama (1), Takatoriki (1), Kaio (1). Now: Hakuho (44), Kakuryu (6), Mitakeumi (2), Terunofuji (2), Kotoshogiku (1), Tochinoshin (1), Takakeisho (1), Tamawashi (1), Asanoyama (1), Tokushoryu (1), Shodai (1). The number of foreigners on the banzuke decreased again. In September and November the overall figure was 28, which is the lowest number since XI/2000. In January, March, July and September there were only two sanyaku foreigners (the Yokozuna) on the banzuke. The last time this happened before was in IX/2005 with Yokozuna Asashoryu and Sekiwake Kotooshu, who ended up deciding the yusho in a play-off. Guess who won this contest of mental fortitude...ahem... Talking of play-offs while they are fresh: the November basho gave birth to the first Ozeki-Komusubi play-off. Komusubi are widely underrepresented in play-offs throughout recorded history. Terunofuji was only the fourth Komusubi participant. Previously Yokozuna Chiyonofuji beat Komusubi Asashio in V/1982. The same pair (with same ranks) also fought it out in XI/1981. With the same result. The only time ever a Komusubi won a play-off was in XI/1974, when Kaiketsu beat Yokozuna Kitanoumi, none less! As for play-off participants' ranks since 1958: Y (74), O (42), S (20), K (4), M (10). In Is-That-All-? news, Hakuho managed at least one yusho win for the 15th consecutive year. Nevertheless, 2020 was the first year since 2006 (when he won his first yusho) with him only getting one and not at least two. The next best are btw Taiho (12), Chiyonofuji (10), and Kitanoumi (9), which is the most unsurprising rank 2 to 4 list ever. It has been reported, though, that Asashoryu is still winning yusho from his home office. The Maegashira...Of course two yusho from the lowest nominal rank are exceptional, but since the Graph doesn't inform us about the division size and such, I will not go further into that. Combined with the win of Asanoyama in 2019, Tokushoryu and Terunofuji made it 3 out of 7. If you go back to Tochinoshin you have 4 out of 15. But this is only the second highest density of Maegashira yusho. In 1991 and 1992 we saw a spell of 3 out of 4, or 4 out of 7, respectively. Back then it happened around the intai of Yokozunae Chiyonofuji, Onokuni, Asahifuji and Hokutoumi, culminating in the Yokozuna-less time between VII/1992 and I/1993. Maegashira II: Oh, btw the rank has won the year. Even better, the rank of M17 has won the year: 2x M17, 1xY, 1xO, 1xS. Unprecedented, of course. This is only the 9th time that the rank of Yokozuna didn't win the most yusho in a celendar year or was at least tied for the lead. Previously: 2012 (3xO, 2xY ,1xM), 2003 (4xO, 2xY), 1998 (3xO, 2xY, 1xM), 1995 (5xO, 1xY), 1992 (2xO, 2xM, 1xS, 1xK), 1972 (2xS, 2xM, 1xY, 1xO), 1969 (4xO, 2xY), 1961 (3xO, 2xY, 1xM). Finally, the Ozeki yusho drought has ended. Officially at 21. This is the second longest drought after VII/1977-V/1981 (24). Personally, I think that we have a new record at 38, since...never mind...figure it out yourselves... The link is fresh for two months. If you need the file after that, give me a shout. See you around.
  12. yorikiried by fate

    Hakuho income after intai

    On the topic of bonus payments and prize money see some old data that I compiled in another lifetime. Just gives a little frame of reference.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Kisenosato. Oh wait, that' an old one.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    Moti, if this post wasn't from you, I wouldn't have read it. Did your dog swallow the enter key? Good description and insights, though.
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    The History of the Best Rikishi of All Times (Video)

    If Randomitsuki is no data expert, then I am a cave man. That being said, the pretty obvious inflation might be possible to normalize, might it not? Take the top wrestlers with their respective peaks (or even groups of top wrestlers of a certain time with their group average peaks). Such data points should more or less group around a linear score progression over time. If, say, top Ozeki (or all Ozeki) of a certain time are analyzed accordingly, one might generate a second kind of linear increase, which is not neccesarily parallel to the top one. With such estimated increases and their difference in increase factor, one might calculate dynamic corrective factors to apply to to all data points at any given time. This application might not make sense for the actual calculations that generate the Elo, but maybe for tweaking the numbers before the actual data output into a visual timeline, like you did. Do I make any sense? Amazing work! I like the visuals. Add a koto sound "ping" to every moment one line crosses another one, with the sound's pitch based on how high up we are in the graph.