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Postby theclefe » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:07 pm

I'm looking for software that would allow me to compile statistics for a wide range of sports. I run a sports club now, and we are looking to keep stats for each athlete. I was hoping to find something that allows me to keep the basic stats in Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer and a few other things, then gives me the ability to upload it to a website. Specifically, uploading individual player stats rather than team composites.

Any hints or recommendations would help.
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby JTWood » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:29 pm

Excel?
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby dclark0699 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:15 pm

I was going to say Excel as well. It can do magical things.
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby theclefe » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:06 am

Perhaps I should take a training course then. I know a little about excel, but nothing complex. Is it possible to convert it to HTML without a lot of problems?
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby The Big Train » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:30 am

theclefe wrote:Perhaps I should take a training course then. I know a little about excel, but nothing complex. Is it possible to convert it to HTML without a lot of problems?


I would recommend against a training course. Most of them are overpriced and leave you with the task of trying to remember everything that was thrown at you during class which can be quite frustrating later on. Instead, I recommend a great free resource: the public library. Go there and get a couple of excel books and save yourself the money and frustration. Most introductory excel books are divided into three general sections: beginner, intermediate and advanced techniques. I'm guessing that for your purposes you probably won't have to go beyond much of the intermediate stuff. Really all you will likely need to learn is how to input data, write the appropriate formulae, and link the various data cells together to get the stat that you want. It's not difficult or very complex, but does require repetitive practice to become efficient (which is another reason why I recommend avoiding a one-time training course).

As for converting it to HTML, that's not very difficult either. Excel allows you to simply click "File" then "Save as:" then select "Web Page." Most introductory texts will show you this as well. Again, not difficult. Excel is actually quite fun to learn when you begin to realize its capabilities, especially if you are learning it for the purposes of something you enjoy like fantasy sports. dclark0699 isn't exaggerating when he says it can do magical things. Hard to believe it's a Microsoft product. :-b
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby JTWood » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:53 am

The Big Train wrote:Hard to believe it's a Microsoft product. :-b

Amen to that.

How do you actually want the data to look online, Clefe? Are you just wanting it to be available for d/l, or do you want it to actually be presented in a tabular format of some sorts?
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby josebach » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:42 am

JTWood wrote:
The Big Train wrote:Hard to believe it's a Microsoft product. :-b

Amen to that.


Yeah, I don't know how Microsoft got to be where they are considering their products suck so bad. My guess is PC users (including Big Business) are all just a bunch of morons.
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:34 am

josebach wrote:
JTWood wrote:
The Big Train wrote:Hard to believe it's a Microsoft product. :-b

Amen to that.


Yeah, I don't know how Microsoft got to be where they are considering their products suck so bad. My guess is PC users (including Big Business) are all just a bunch of morons.

I have a Mac and a PC. Does that make me a half-wit? :-b
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:52 am

StlSluggers wrote:
I have a Mac and a PC. Does that make me a half-wit? :-b


i'm not sure that does ;-7
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Re: Statistics Software

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:58 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
I have a Mac and a PC. Does that make me a half-wit? :-b


i'm not sure that does ;-7

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