From: Springfield, IL
jd, Your random height generator worked like a charm. I was then able to run your editor with no sweat. I will have to alter some of the heights -- they can't all be NBA centers -- but that is a minor issue compared to the tedious labor your generator has rendered unecessary.
That's what my aim was. I figured that some (or many...) of the heights would be weird, but I just wanted you to be able to use the editor.
Now here is a question you might be able to answer: does your random height generator produce a normal or a rectangular distribution of heights?
I'm not sure what that means. Basically, it just took a random number between 65 (5'5") and 84 (7'0") for each player and applied it to the player. It then saved the league database.
The reason I ask is that it might be applied to generating ratings distributions for all skills, and perhaps used to set distribution parameters (probably just the means) so as to create teams of varying character and strength. At the very least it would be interesting, with, e.g., an entirely fictitious college conference to create two or three "top" teams, one or two "doormats" and the rest "good" to "not too bad", etc. without having to edit each entire roster. Just a thought. I have no idea how involved that might be.
While, I am not sure 100% you are saying, I do think you can do some of what you are asking already with the editor I have made. If not, write it in a little bit more specific terms of what you want (I'm kind of stupid... so explain it REAL easy to me ), and I'll see what I can do with future versions of my editor, or something else.
You should get a promotion!
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I do aim to please.