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Recently, I've been trying to implement some working version of the Glicko Rating System for fun.

However, I fail to understand how to programmatically isolate R in Step 2. As you can see R appears on both sides of the equation and for a variable number of instances. How would I programatically solve for R using python?

Thanks for any help :)

EDIT: Actually shouldn't the R in step 2 be R_0 on the right hand side of the equation? Is this a typo? Note in "The Glicko system" by Professor Mark E. Glickman, the equations are identical except for all Rs being on one side and R' being on the other.

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Have a look at https://github.com/sublee/glicko it's a python implention of both the glicko and the glicko-2 rating system

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A better alternative to glicko could be trueskill.it was made by microsoft and is used by xbox live. Have a look at: link there is a python module for it: link –  famthegeek Feb 28 '13 at 9:45
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