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cmuddle
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:31 pm

How can I download and open Betfair data files?

Tried a few times but it looks like that the file comes empty, or maybe the tar format can not be properly unzipped?

Thanks for the help in advance.

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ShaunWhite
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:45 pm

Google "free tar file opener"

7-zip is a fairly reliable one

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cmuddle
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:00 pm

ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Google "free tar file opener"

7-zip is a fairly reliable one
yes tried it before, didn't work and now tried again looks like it's working.

thanks again

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ShaunWhite
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm

Have you tried the files linked in this thread? ... viewtopic.php?f=54&t=13157&hilit=data

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cmuddle
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:20 pm

ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Have you tried the files linked in this thread? ... viewtopic.php?f=54&t=13157&hilit=data
yes but could not understand if they are good enough

some responses indicated that it has data missing and so I decided to download myself

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Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:51 pm

cmuddle wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:20 pm
ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Have you tried the files linked in this thread? ... viewtopic.php?f=54&t=13157&hilit=data
yes but could not understand if they are good enough

some responses indicated that it has data missing and so I decided to download myself
The data is as complete as you will find anywhere. There's almost 1 million runners in that data, if a few are missing it won't change much especially as anything you find in public data will be extremely hard to exploit going forward.

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cmuddle
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:19 pm

ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:51 pm
cmuddle wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:20 pm
ShaunWhite wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Have you tried the files linked in this thread? ... viewtopic.php?f=54&t=13157&hilit=data
yes but could not understand if they are good enough

some responses indicated that it has data missing and so I decided to download myself
The data is as complete as you will find anywhere. There's almost 1 million runners in that data, if a few are missing it won't change much especially as anything you find in public data will be extremely hard to exploit going forward.
ok started working with the big data from the thread,

in the column WIN_LOSE if it is 1 meaning the horse has won if 0 meaning it lost?
What is then 2 supposed to be n the same column?

many thanks shaunwhite

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Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:00 am

2 winners. ie a dead heat. Where there's a 2 there's a second one on the same race.

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