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Customs Creation - December 2016

Posted December 17th, 2016 at 12:23 AM by HS Codex
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YACE
Author: IshMEL

When designing a custom, everyone eventually comes to the same question: how much should this thing cost? Some ’Scapers seem to have an intuitive sense for costing. I am not one of them. So, like many others before me, I tried to figure out a formula. I call mine YACE, for “Yet Another Cost Estimator.”

What is YACE for? It’s good for coming up with an initial idea of what a unit might cost, which you can then test and adjust. As I’ll go into, there are a lot of things that YACE doesn’t take into account.

To come up with YACE, I did a regression analysis on the data for the (and I’m including Marvel here, but excluding them doesn’t affect the results that much).

I’m no statistician, so bear with my errors in explanation here. A “multiple linear regression” looks at several “independent variables”
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