Housing Update: Sweet! Selection Times!
Written by Bwog Staff
For those of you bastards who aren’t trying to find off campus housing for two years because Wien blows, here’s your goddamn suite selection times. Have a wonderful time next year with your kitchens, bathrooms, and common area, assholes, you “earned” it.
Some blowhard calling himself (or herself) the God of Housing has posted a partial list of cutoff predictions on the housing bulletin board. What thousands of students probably want from the Housing God is a new lease on life, or at least an explanation for why He works in such infuriating ways. But no, only stats and predictions.
For those who actually care about these things, Bwog asked Mr. Housing God to explain his methodology, which is reprinted after the jump.
“First, I did what I call quantity analysis. I listed all the available suites, grouping them according to their sizes (6-person, 5-person, etc). I listed the *original* number of each type of suite. I then calculated the number of suites *held out* of the lottery for various reasons. This allowed me to get the *true* number of suites. I aggregated these into the number of 6-person suites, 5-person suites, etc.
Second, I did the thing I call group analysis. I calculated the number of groups that entered into the lottery, specifying how many for each suite size (eg, 27 eight person groups). Then all I had to do was count down to the Xth group. For example, there were only 13 eight person suites available, so I counted down to the 13th group in the list of 27 eight person groups.
If you work through any particular example, you’ll get the same result as me. The only special tool you need is WordMetry.
I calculated these results purely because I was interested in whether I’d get my desired housing. The answer is yes. But of course, why not just spend a little longer (2hrs instead of 1) and do something useful for a whole lot of other students?