On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Gerald Britton <gerald.britton@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi -- I just noticed that, with 3.1.1, the estimated death age of one
of my entries is 168 years and a bit. Seems rather old to me.  There
is no death event for this person.  Does the estimated age at death
take into account an unknown death date?

Gerald,

Yes. The current system uses probably_alive as the main algorithm for determining such dates (birth, death, or both). That code is pretty complicated, and not easy to track down issues. I have a rewrite of that code that I hope will be more robust, easier to maintain, and much more accurate.

Give me a few days, and I'll make that available, either in trunk, or patches.

-Doug
 

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Gerald Britton

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