We’re racing towards the end of this iteration of the competition, and I for one, am very excited!
With only 3 weeks to go, I hope you’re all buckling up for one final push on the markets
Some new elements are added to the weekly feedback from week 4 on wards (if not immediately updated, give it a few hours ).
See the updated description of feedback here.
We are also displaying the average marketshare publicly on the leaderboards!
New Week 10 leaderboard
For those of you who noticed, there is a 2-week gap between the final submission deadline and the 9th weekly leaderboard. We’ve filled this gap up with a 10th profit leaderboard. This will functionally be exactly the same as the other weekly leaderboards (after the bolstered size!).
As part of the research, we have a short survey (<5min) prepared, if you haven’t filled it our already then please do!
fit_model function and retraining models
As you might know, there are two reasons that this is a code competition:
- Realism. No company knows details about their potential future portfolio in advance.
Research. As part of the research being done by us at
Imperial and UQAM, we use the code to gain broad insights into market
dynamics at a large scale.
That means we will sometimes have to retrain your models for research purposes.
But a small minority of submissions don’t include their model fitting code and have found workarounds. This is against the spirit of the competition.
Note that if your model is not re-trainable it will be disqualified from winning any prizes in the final profit leaderboard.
As always we’re here to answer your questions and listen to any feedback you have
All the best
Ali and the Pricing Game Team