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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33
A fascinating study that certainly deserves expanding on. I don't have the mathematics background break down the actual processes involved so I immediately go to summations to see what it shows.
Definitely an area I'd like to see explored further.

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. It definitely can be improved upon and expanded, but I wanted to see the first step taken and show how we can use the available data to make some educated estimates for different periods. One can't say "there should be exactly 3.97 players of minimum quality Q for every 1 player of such quality Y years ago." However, one can say "there were probably 35x as many such players as Y years ago." That's the goal as I see it, to obtain the best estimate possible through reasoned math, not declare an exact number as gospel.