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by heatsink
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: PPN.DLL Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

Re: PPN.DLL Documentation

Well that's a generous offer Randy, and one I'm inclined to accept. I'm working on organizing several groups to hold a derby each to feed into a zone derby. Having some good software to run our group derby (and show off to other groups) would certainly help things along.
by heatsink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Stearns algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Stearns algorithm

After some further searching today I found the Stearns executable here http://www.wtrfrd.com/pack339/pinewood.exe . However it appears to be a 16bit application (to be expected I suppose given its age) and so won't run on my 64bit machine. I found an algorithm for creating chaotic rotation schedules...
by heatsink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Stearns algorithm
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Stearns algorithm

Is the algorithm for creating a Stearns rotation published anywhere? I've come across many links to a .exe that apparently generates a Stearns chart but all of them point to sites that don't exist anymore. Thanks.
by heatsink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: PPN.DLL Documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

PPN.DLL Documentation

I'm developing a Race Manager Excel spreadsheet that generates Partial Perfect-N schedules using the Python script found here https://code.google.com/p/derbyrunner/source/browse/trunk/DerbyRunner/Resources/ppngen.py?r=7 . However calling a python script from Excel is a bit of a pain and it would be ...
by heatsink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: News from New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

News from New Zealand

As a brand new member to the forum, I thought I'd introduce myself and share my recent PWD experience. I've been a Cub leader for about 20 years (based in Christchurch, New Zealand) and until about 3 months ago had never heard of the Pinewood Derby. Our Scouting Zone (Torlesse) recently held a Six L...