Boulean logic

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

We are on vacation in France. In France they play Boule. With the neighbor’s dog I bet on the outcome. I watched five throws from each of them and measured.

Me playing Boule

I heeded his advice. And sketched the entire distribution. Not only the mean values. This is how close the boules landed to the Cochon. In centimeter.

All values and averages

With the naked eye I can see now:

He made the very best throw of all. One swallow? A summer?

Happy made some respectable throws. But also the worst one. Could be a one-time outlier. Or a hint that his performance is not solid.

Hannes and Bimpfi are close to each other. So are he and Baui. Hm. That’s still not what I was looking for.

Bauis throws spread less than his do. And the averages differ only by 1 centimeter. Therefore Baui comes in third place, instead of fourth.

Bimpfi’s performance is solid, with a moderate spread. Hannes beats them all: His average and spread are the lowest.

I bet on Hannes. He won.