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If I change the names of artists on my Album List.txt to make things look nicer will it screw everything up?
Thanks so much for your program. It has been fun playing with it.
I had an entry that I accidentally populated with too many fields. After fixing it, I am getting an error message every time I enter Source("Album Ranker.txt"). The error reads:
Error in rep(0, add) : invalid 'times' argument
Any idea how to fix this so that I can get back to ranking?
So happy with this program Moonbeam. Not only do I love it for the ranking purpose, but I've been meaning to trim down my digital collection and maybe even my physical collection but I always was hesitant. I think this gives me a real definitive answer about how I really feel about certain albums.
Moonbeam- What would be the best way to put my results on a spreadsheet?
Perfect. I was expecting a difficult process but that's easy as it gets.
Moonbeam, just wondering, does the program like to compare albums near each other in rank? Because today I've compared every album about 3 times, and all three times, my #2 and 3 albums (Abbey Road and Are You Experienced) were compared.
I've just had the same problem as Schwah. I realized there was a double entry in my Album list (Pearl Jam's "Ten"), but when I deleted one of them in the Album list the ranking loop didn't work anymore and i had the same error message as schwah.
Does that mean that I can't delete any album from my Album list ?
Thanks in advance ! I'm having lots of fun with your program !
Thank you Moonbeam. I'm leaving tomorrow for 2 weeks so I'll probablt wait for your update. I had a back up so I can still have my daily dose of 1-2 !!
Is it possible, instead of deleting, to replace one album with another without changing its place in the album list or will it screw up the whole thing as well ?
PS : when your update is ready, will we have to reinstall everything and start our ranking from the beginning or will it be possible to update the program without deleting existing data (rankings) ?
I accidentally deleted my list somehow... I'm going to start over, but I was wondering if that next update you are working on is coming soon or should I just start over with this current version?
Luckily, I was looking in the wrong folder and I found the list. So, with the new update, I know I'll be able to use the list, but will we have to start the ranking process over?
I'll be definitely interested by all 3
I did something really stupid, so now my list is all messed up. Is there a big red button i could press?
Moonbeam, do you think you can have your program ready soon ?
Because the AM poll is coming up, and I was hoping your new program could help us.
Do you really need to include this artist formula if there is a specific artist ranker program ?
I mean this artist list based on their albums and songs doesn't really reflect one's taste about artists. An artists is much more than the sum of his/her albums and songs. ANd what to do with artists who are from the pre-album era ? NO, I think an artist ranker program would be much more intersting that taking a lot of time with a biased formula. But of course that is my modest opinion.
I agree with Nicolas that the artist rank is more than the sum of albums and songs. One thing is if the artist writes his/her own songs. If not, I suppose that for most people the credit is spread between the writer and the performer. Then there's live performances and so on...
I also feel that for personal use the AM artist ranking formula weighs the top songs too high. For me personally, an artist with say 6 songs in the 2001-3000 region would beat an artist with one song in my all-time top 10 but nothing else that I enjoy. As plenty of people have already used the AM algorithm, I am surprised that no one has mentioned this before.
OK, I'll put up the revised version of the Album Ranker soon and leave the Artist Ranker for now.
back in april, i posted some details about a system i was developing for creating a list of favorite songs, using itunes data and excel.
since that time, i've done some slight tweaking with the formula(s), but the idea has essentially remained. however, now, the resulting value is based on a combination - well, multiplication technically - of what i refer to as 'coefficients' (decremental values based on how recently a song has been played), and 'milestones' (a fibonacci-sequenced system based on the number of days a song has been in my library).
all in all, i'm happy with it. and so far, i have 29 weeks of charting data! now, it's just a matter of minor tweaking here and there. but I'd like to get a general feel for something:
how much time do you gents typically let pass before a song (or album) is eligible for your personal lists? a month? 90 days? none?
my general rule, for the sake of my system, is 180 days, but now i'm leaning toward 100. curious to hear some opinions on it.
OK, pals and gals, here is a link to download the latest version of my Album Ranker program.
If you already have been using the program, all you have to do is replace the old "Album Ranker.txt" file with the new version, and proceed as normal. It should be compatible with your old "Album List.txt" file and the "Albums.RData" file. Do not replace your old "Album List.txt" or "Albums.RData" files.
The main differences between the old version and the new version are:
*The program is faster. The program should produce all of the necessary vectors and matrices for displaying the customized lists in half the time.
*The way albums are selected for comparison is better. I ran simulations of the old method and the new method and found that the newer method converges more quickly to the "true" list. It also should get rid of situations where albums either very high or very low in the list are only compared to the same album every time.
*You can delete albums from within the program. This is the tricky bit. Because the program uses information from 2 places (the "Album List.txt" file and the "Albums.RData" file), deleting or resorting albums from the text file will cause the vectors and matrices to be mismatched with the album order in the RData file.
Thank you to John and nicolas, who were kind enough to road test the new version and highlight bugs in the system. It should be ready to roll without any problems.
Please let me know if you have any feedback or are looking for extra features. A version 3.0 can be forthcoming if need be!
When I type source(“Album Ranker.txt”) the program reponds:
1. Error in as.vector(x) : subscript out of bounds
2. Error in eval.with.vis(expr, envir, enclos) :
object 'overrated' not found
Can you please help? Thanks. I have just replaced the Album List.txt with the new version.
Sorry - I did replace the 'Album - Ranker.txt' - my post was incorrect.
I'm sorry to bring up a rather old thread, but I would really like to just say how brilliant this program is. Let me give an example: I've never really known what my favourite TV on the Radio album was. It's always been a tossup between Return to Cookie Mountain and Dear Science - I'd probably edge it to Cookie. So then I did a couple of comparisons on the program and this was a part of the results;
120 TV ON THE RADIO - RETURN TO COOKIE MOUNTAIN 2005 -3.73 77
127 TV ON THE RADIO - DEAR SCIENCE 2008 -4.02 76
This program just GETS me. It's so so so so soooo good. Thank you so much Moonbeam!
One last thing; is it ok if I edit the stars rating?
Yeah, thanks Moonbeam for the great list program! I've been spending the last few weeks with it myself and I love it to bits. I feel like I'm being encouraged to make instinctual comparisons, rather than worry about all the "number crunching" nonsense!
i can't delete anymore
This is what I get
Are you sure you want to delete NA? (Y/N):Y
Erreur dans `$<-.data.frame`(`*tmp*`, "ID", value = 1:589) :
replacement has 589 rows, data has 590
Do you have an idea ?
PS : same error shows in another folder I've created with another distinct ranking program
PS2 : In both projects, I have given albums a number of stars like 4.5, 3.25, 4.3, instead of absolute values. Is that why deleting doesn't work ??
Apart from that everything is working fine
F... me !
it was obvious and i didn't see it ! the NA thing ! i forgot that the album name was case sensitive !
and I have lost one hour trying to figure out what had changed since the last time it worked !