## Dartboard Density

This is one of those projects that took far longer than I thought it would. But a few episodes of Peep Show into editing with Paint.net I was rather locked in. I thought it would be interesting to divide the number of points for each section of the board. Notice that this isn't a metric that tells you where you should be aiming. Two points on that: firstly we would want to metric that rewarded both points and easy to hit-ness, so points*area would be the thing to go for, and secondly, this amazing article by Data Genetics has already extended past that basic concept and done so much more. TLDR; you should probably be aiming for the triple 19.

Instead, my metric imagines the dartboard as a land of plentiful goods, where each region has a certain number of riches spread out among its citizens. I wanted to know the richest. This won't help you play darts at all, but it was a fun exercise in visualisation.

To work out the area we need some dimensions and thankfully dartboards are standardised:

Here are the areas as a table:

That lets us produce a coloured chart of points per area. I put a sliding scale from 255 red 0 green for the highest scoring (the inner bull) and 0 red 255 green for the lowest points (single 1). As you can see, the Inner Bull is a complete outlier.

For some of the raw numbers see below. There is an error explained below it.