- 8 Feb 2013
- AFL Club
Hey guy's, need a bit of input. I've been thinking about what I can learn while in lockdown. I have decided to learn to code/program. There seem to be thousands of different languages out there, so I need some input as to which would be best for me to start with. There is a particular project that I had in mind so this may help with which language i need to learn. As many of you would know, I don't mind the occasional bet. What I want to do is download quite a large amount of race results that are in excel and write a code that can go through all that info to find the best combinations of factors that lead to a method to narrow down possible outcomes. Over the years I have improved alot in learning formula's in excel to carry out the sorting/spreading/ordering/looking up data and that sort of stuff. The lock and load comp helped me with alot of those sorts of things. So basically I need to learn to be able to scrape those excel files from a website and then have a program sort those results into many different files based on things like track/race type/race distance and so on, and then be able to put in a set of queries that would run different scenarios in order to find combinations that throw up better results than average. I am not sure where all this ranks on a scalke of difficulty. Some things that seem very complicated can be made to look very easy with the right knowledge. I am under no illusions about how difficult this may be for me but really not much else to do with my time at the moment, apart from trying to cook. Appreciate any thoughts on this project of mine.