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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, no problem. I will come up with something.

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**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Okay, thanks.

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**ElainaVW****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-29
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I would like to see a new problem too

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am posting it now.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby and stefy,

bobbym wrote:

Are you attempting to solve this with a simulation?

Yes...as per the question. I hadn't even considered the much sounder and accurate mathematical alternative and the craziness of such a large sim!

Thanks for the fix for my B version, Bobby...took me a while to understand it, but I finally got it.

I tried the codes that both of you posted, but I particularly like this sim one of stefy's as it's brief, fast and I can understand it:

anonimnystefy wrote:

Here is my own code with no strings:

`Count[Table[RandomInteger[], {10000}, {10}], {___, 1, 1, 1, 1, ___}]/10000 // N`

I didn't know that pattern trick, so that was nice to learn.

This slightly amended code reduces processing time by about 40%:

`Count[Table[RandomInteger[1, 10], {10000}], {___, 1, 1, 1, 1, ___}]/10000 // N`

That blindingly-fast code in post #58 erred if I'd used 'a' or 'n' elsewhere in the current M run, but "ClearAll["Global`*"];" at the beginning fixed that. Found it on the net.

*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-03 06:03:11)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The important part is the Tuples command, if you understand that...

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Oops! Yes, I was amazed at the speed and short code, but before understanding it properly I started reading all the other posts that followed and clean forgot to get back to it. I did look up Tuples and Cases at the time and think I'm nearly there with it, but I'll have a closer look after I've been to bed...which is where I should have been hours ago!

So many ways to skin a cat!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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M has that feature. It is nice but it is confusing. See you later.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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bobbym wrote:

I am posting it now.

Thanks!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I posted it a long time ago.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I know. But, I haven't had a chance to post when you posted it.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is okay. Good luck with the problem and may the M be with you.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Well, I'll leave this one until he sees and reads it.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He might start working on it himself.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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He probably will. I just do not want him to abandon it because a discussion of it has started.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well, I hope the comments of A and C and especially D do not lead him astray.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Me too.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, I have to go shopping so I will see you later.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Okay, see you.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Where am I going? Bought some food and I am eating it.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

bobbym wrote:

...and may the M be with you.

And May the Fourth be with you!

Yes...that Tuples command is interesting, generating all those possibles like that. Length was new to me too, and I didn't know about the use of "//" either. So...thanks for introducing them.

Early to bed for a change. Catch you later.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The Fourth?

Have a good night.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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bobbym wrote:

The Fourth?

Either that's today's date, or I've developed a bad spelling lithp.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I thought it was the fifth over there.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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It is now, but not when I wrote that last night. I'd waited with that post until it was the fourth both in Oz and the U.S.

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