buggnubg - Bugs: bug #37754, dice distribution


bug #37754: dice distribution

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 15 Nov 2012 07:48:22 PM UTC  
Originator Name:  Donald McLachlan Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Item Group:  Feature Request Category:  Other
Release:  0.90-devel Privacy:  Public
Operating System:  All OS Type:  Any
Processor Type:  Any Severity:  3 - Normal
Open/Closed:  Closed Assigned to:  None
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Wish

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Fri 16 Nov 2012 12:34:58 PM UTC, comment #2:

That is why I thought maybe simple is best. In the long run the sums for gnubg and the user should be roughly equal.

If they see that on some games their sum is greater than that for gnubg but they still lost, maybe they should think maybe they don't play as well as they think they do. :-)

Anyway, it was just a thought for a simple idea to provide information to the user.


Fri 16 Nov 2012 01:14:46 AM UTC, comment #1:

It is a reasonable idea to have some basic dice statistics, along with p-values, chi-squared data etc. Unfortunately, these types of stats don't stop people from complaining about the dice. FIBS has a basic dice stats feature (site wide) and people still believe the dice aren't random.

Primary problem is that most people do not have a proper understanding of randomness (and statistics), and many of the complainers are unwilling to change their position no matter how much statistical evidence you put in front of them.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Thu 15 Nov 2012 07:48:22 PM UTC, original submission:

A simple tool to evaluate fairness of dice rolls:
- Where gnudb displays "No analysis available."
- add a running sum of the dice rolls for both gnudb and the user.
- ideally there would be 3 fields: this game/this match/forever.
- all that would be required is to save the "forever" value.

It would be an easy way to convince users that/whether the dice rolling is fair.

(e.g. double 6's would add 24 to all 3 fields



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