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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby Skywalker925 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:15 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
Skywalker925 wrote:THIS MAY BE HARD TO DO... but an EARLY DECISION/ACTION prediction model will be amazingggggggg

It's currently slated as a possible feature in a future version. The biggest obstacle is the lack of public data on the subject.


Ok what exactly does consider/strong consider and admit mean? Like if you had to use percentages of admission chance? I understand admit pretty much means autoadmit...etc

Also, how accurate do you think these predictions are?

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby legends159 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:24 pm

looks good. Very well done, we should start recommending this instead of hourumd

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby IzziesGal » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:28 pm

This was pretty much DEAD ON with how my cycle went.....kinda freaky, actually. :D

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby Skywalker925 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:40 pm

Ok so I'm assuming that if I apply early...like before Nov 1st... then admit and strong consider pretty much means I'll get accepted( despite few exceptions).. consider means I'm on the edge where my undergrad quality school, whether I ED or not, LOR/PS will come into play, and weak consider and deny pretty much means I'll get rejected unless I have something amazing to offer...etc

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby T14 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:00 am

Looks awesome OP.

It shows Stanford's 25/75 LSAT 170/175.

LSAC has it as 167/172: http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... BA4704.pdf

Is the LSAC info from last year? If so, then holy shit. That is a pretty big jump in one year :(

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby kings84_wr » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:47 am

I love it.

I think with splitters its just so unpredictable to gage, but even with that it did a pretty good job on my cycle.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby Iuvo » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:01 am

Omg, this is so good.

You are truly the messiah.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby jackassjim » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:06 am

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but the calculator starts calculating when I click in the GPA field (or perhaps when I write the first number). This slows down everything, as I can't type the rest of my gpa before my chances get calculated. I then have to recalculate

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:14 am

YCRev, congrats on a job very, very well done. :wink:

I hope you make a mint from your new site! Your thoughtfulness and brilliance will now finally bring you the recognition you deserve.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby jackassjim » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:30 am

YCrevolution wrote:
jackassjim wrote:Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but the calculator starts calculating when I click in the GPA field (or perhaps when I write the first number). This slows down everything, as I can't type the rest of my gpa before my chances get calculated. I then have to recalculate

That is very odd. I thought I'd disabled that sort of thing when I created the HTML files (because you're right, it does slow things down). I can't repeat your result in IE or Firefox. If you could tell me what browser you're using (and OS), I'll look into it. In addition, does this happen for all of the prediction models and GPA calculator or just one of them (full-time, part-time, etc.)?

There might also be a browser setting somewhere to auto-run certain javascript elements, but that doesn't seem very likely (largely because that's not good for your computer's security).

Also, if anybody else is having this problem, if you could tell me the browser you're using, OS and whether this happens for all of the prediction models and GPA calculator or just one of them (full-time, part-time, etc.).


1) It starts calculating automatically when I load the page with 160 and blank gpa
2) Running Xubuntu with Firefox 3.0.11
3) Thought it could have been fasterfox and some pre-fetch function, but I disabled all the add-ons and still experienced the problem
4) Same thing for all 4 versions of the predictor

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby Hook 'Em » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:34 am

Iuvo wrote:Omg, this is so good.

You are truly the messiah.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:35 am

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby jackassjim » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:04 am

YCrevolution wrote:
jackassjim wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
jackassjim wrote:Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but the calculator starts calculating when I click in the GPA field (or perhaps when I write the first number). This slows down everything, as I can't type the rest of my gpa before my chances get calculated. I then have to recalculate

That is very odd. I thought I'd disabled that sort of thing when I created the HTML files (because you're right, it does slow things down). I can't repeat your result in IE or Firefox. If you could tell me what browser you're using (and OS), I'll look into it. In addition, does this happen for all of the prediction models and GPA calculator or just one of them (full-time, part-time, etc.)?

There might also be a browser setting somewhere to auto-run certain javascript elements, but that doesn't seem very likely (largely because that's not good for your computer's security).

Also, if anybody else is having this problem, if you could tell me the browser you're using, OS and whether this happens for all of the prediction models and GPA calculator or just one of them (full-time, part-time, etc.).


1) It starts calculating automatically when I load the page with 160 and blank gpa
2) Running Xubuntu with Firefox 3.0.11
3) Thought it could have been fasterfox and some pre-fetch function, but I disabled all the add-ons and still experienced the problem
4) Same thing for all 4 versions of the predictor

Thanks.

It does auto-calculate for a 160/0.00 GPA for everyone right now (I'm going to be working on a work-around for that, but right, now I don't have a solution), but it shouldn't recalculate until you hit the calculate button. I'll ask my friend with Xubuntu this weekend to see if this happens on his machine (I don't think that's the problem, but one never knows).


To be clear: it does not reload when I click in the gpa field. It only loads once when I get on the page. I initially thought it was my clicking that triggered the calculation since I tend to click everywhere rapidly before the page is finished loading. Since it is very long to load the initial calculation, I assumed it was my fault.

In sum, my experience is the same as what others have been having. No strange behavior, and no reason to ask your friend to test it. I just misevaluated the problem initially.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby James Bond » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:05 am

I really hope my cycle goes this way haha

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby Antipodean » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:48 am

Given how successful this predictor seems to have proven this cycle, I think a link to it should be stickied in the "What are my chances?" forum.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby LSHPFL10 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:15 pm

Antipodean wrote:Given how successful this predictor seems to have proven this cycle, I think a link to it should be stickied in the "What are my chances?" forum.

Agreed.

Great job, by the way. This is sure to be quite beneficial to upcoming applicants.

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby gilchristh » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:37 pm

Thought I'd contribute my rather weird splitter-esque information in case you end up making a revision to help other splitters out a bit. And a few more suggestions for future versions:
- WE (for schools like NU)
- application date (not just EA/ED; maybe regular-early, regular-mid cycle, regular-late, past deadline)
- state of residency (for state schools)
- merit-based fee waivers
- merit-based $$ prediction

You've already done a ton of great work, but I just wanted to throw the ideas out there for potential future versions... I'll PM you my stats and results in case you're logging info for future versions.- merit-based $$ prediction

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

Postby Iuvo » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:27 am

Suggestion: move the calculate button right next to the GPA/LSAT input, preferably on the right. This means the user won't have to scroll up to click the calculate button.


Otherwise, it's been excellent and will help students for generations (ease the anxiety, decide on applying).

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Re: Law School Predictor Version 2.0

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