How about the square root of the number of jobs, or some other root if you
want another coefficient? That doesn't have the limiting behaviour a
logarithmic function offers, though.
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Richard Reina <gatorreina@stripped> wrote:
> Hi Travis,
> This is very helpful thank you. However, is there a way to make it not be
> less than a 1. As it's written below someone with one job gets a zero and
> someone with no jobs gets a NULL. It would be great if someone with 1 job
> got a 1 and someone with zero jobs got a 0.
> Thanks again,
> 2011/2/10 Travis Ard <travis_ard@stripped>
> > Maybe some sort of logarithmic expression?
> > select no_of_jobs, 10 * log(10, no_of_jobs) as job_weight
> > from data;
> > Of course, you'd have to tweak your coefficients to match the weighting
> > system you want to use.
> > -Travis
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Richard Reina [mailto:gatorreina@stripped]
> > Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:07 PM
> > To: mysql@stripped
> > Subject: function to limit value of integer
> > Is there a function that can limit the value of an integer in a MySQL
> > query? I am trying to write a query that scores someones experience.
> > However, number of jobs can become overweighted in the the query below.
> > someone has done 10 jobs vs. 1 that's a big difference in experience. But
> > someone who's done 100 vs. someone who's done 50 the difference in
> > experience is not so great as they are both near the top of the learning
> > curve. In essence number of jobs becomes less and less of a contributor
> > it increases. Is there a way to limit it's value as it increases?
> > SELECT years_srvd + no_of_jobs AS EXPERIENCE
> > Thanks,
> > Richard
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