Parallel coordinates for parallel events: graphical analysis of decathlon results and the decathlon points system

  • The last revision of the points system for the Decathlon was carried out in the 1980s. This paper reviews that approach and assesses the points system in the light of thousands of top performances over the last twenty years. Predominantly graphical methods are used. Parallel coordinate plots are an ideal tool for exploring multivariate standardised data as arise in competitions like the Decathlon. The current points system has behaved consistently since its Introduction. More points are awarded for some events than others and performance differences appear to be less rewarded in the four running events than in the other six.

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Author:Antony R. UnwinGND
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Series (Serial Number):Preprints des Instituts für Mathematik der Universität Augsburg (2007-29)
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2007/07/11
Tag:Data Visualization; Decathlon
GND-Keyword:Datenanalyse; Visualisierung; Zehnkampf
Institutes:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät / Institut für Mathematik / Lehrstuhl für Rechnerorientierte Statistik und Datenanalyse
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 51 Mathematik / 510 Mathematik