This website is used to mine box office movie data for use in the Fantasy Movie League
The site will also use a bin-packing algorithm (Microsoft.SolverFoundation.Services
to efficiently create your movie lineup based on the rules of the Fantasy Movie League.
Since I have NO
idea how to pick movies I figured I would rely on the "experts" and aggregate their data so I can make my own guess on the weekend box office predictions.
I'll update this site and these comments when I can. If the site is DOWN
, I'll know soon enough (so you don't have to call me). ;)
I built this site for my friends and I at NCM when we found out about FML (YEAH, gotta love that abbreviation). We didn't know that NCM was going to buy Fantasy Movie League.
As developers we are LAZY
, but we'll BUILD
things in our spare time so we have MORE of it!
I wish I had the time to make this site pretty like Pete's site, but I keep thinking up functionality and implementing it.
API / Request Parameters
If you keep your numbers in a spreadsheet you can link directly to the index page and feed it your numbers. There are 15 "bo" and 7 "wl" parameters separated by commas (standard request stuff).
You can get a sense of this request if you click the "Apply Weights" button. Maybe you keep your numbers in a spreadsheet, then you can use the HYPERLINK() and CONCATENATE() functions
to build the URL for this site so it can help with your picks.
Here's a full blown blog post about how to use the Excel functions and "link" to this site.
Word Press BLOG Post
Thank you to Pete Johnson who is (was?) the Fantasy Movie League "Nerd Guru".
I LOVED his site, because once I have my dollar amounts I can PLAY with the numbers with his cool sliders... What else do Math Majors do?
Still unsure if his "solver" code was client side or server side. If it was client side then that code was impressively fast.
Another thank you to the support of the Fantasy Movie League family