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  •  none is for the average rating. (none)
    the "1" means only one rating has been given, so there's nothing to average.

    when there are two or more ratings, it becomes:
    average rating/no. of ratings, or
    4/2

    Now: the real fight begins!

    by marjo on Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 06:04:14 AM PST

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    •  Errrrr...OK (none)
      Of course, the definition of an "average" is to divide the sum of the samples by the sample count. Which would mean that a single rating would show an average with the same value as that single rating. But I guess we have a special definition of "average" here.

      Whatever. Thanks for the explanation.

      "What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite." - Bertrand Russell

      by Mad Dog Rackham on Tue Nov 30, 2004 at 07:16:26 AM PST

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