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    I am writing my IB Extended Essay on card counting. I am comparing the Hi-Lo method and the Omega II method. I am stuck on the introduction. A great place to get stuck I know but I am confused as to how much historical background I should include and how much maths I should start off with.

    Does anybody know any good programs to help me write algorithms and simulate a blackjack game? I am also a bit lost on the maths side of things. I know how to card count but creating a model for the outcome after 10000 games is proving to be more difficult than I thought.

    Can anyone help?


    All the best.
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    Sorry, but do you need to write it about card counting? As you could pick something easier.
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    Sounds like a cool project to me. I can't offer anything other than encouragement though. I can't even count to 21 without taking off my socks and pants.
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    Lol, thanks for the encouragement "Low Key." I appreciate it.

    I could pick something else. But I am really interested in the topic. I have been for a while and then I thought this would be an opportunity for me to understand it more thoroughly. I just am a bit stuck on exactly how much history I should put in and the general plan. I think I will be able to get through the maths of it but I was just wandering if anybody had any knowledge in this kind of thing.
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    (Original post by Horsemm920)
    Lol, thanks for the encouragement "Low Key." I appreciate it.

    I could pick something else. But I am really interested in the topic. I have been for a while and then I thought this would be an opportunity for me to understand it more thoroughly. I just am a bit stuck on exactly how much history I should put in and the general plan. I think I will be able to get through the maths of it but I was just wandering if anybody had any knowledge in this kind of thing.
    You may like to do some 'research' by watching this film :awesome: Youtube has the whole film here :ninja:
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    You may like to do some 'research' by watching this film :awesome: Youtube has the whole film here :ninja:
    they don't explain anything really in that film though.
    like what to take as absolute zero...
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    (Original post by munn)
    they don't explain anything really in that film though.
    like what to take as absolute zero...
    No, hence the inverted commas. It made a week of stats lessons much more entertaining though.
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    A quick search brought up this. I don't know how good it is, but it may be of some use to you (there's a few more free programs if you type 'card counting simulator' into google). It lets you simulate 2,147,483,647 rounds without modificiations so I guess that's more than enough.

    I'd imagine creating a program to do it yourself wouldn't be too hard but optimising it so that it could do enough rounds in a small enough amount of time would be a bit more difficult (however I'm just guessing).
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    Cheers Jooee!! They are great. I am really gonna use it alot. Really appreciate it mate. I will recommend them to anyone.

    Cheers!!!
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    You may like to do some 'research' by watching this film :awesome: Youtube has the whole film here :ninja:
    It's good quality, too ;]

    I just got a film for the night wooo
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    (Original post by GHOSH-5)
    You may like to do some 'research' by watching this film :awesome: Youtube has the whole film here :ninja:
    I've seen it before, but i'm watching again and I just can't stop getting annoyed.

    He's 21, doing newton rhapson at Uni in a class. WTF is this?

    To top it off, spacey then comes out with the ******* gameshow host problem which has NOTHING AT ALL to do with non linear equations.

    wait, and then after his little speech he then ends class. ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Totally Tom)
    I've seen it before, but i'm watching again and I just can't stop getting annoyed.

    He's 21, doing newton rhapson at Uni in a class. WTF is this?

    To top it off, spacey then comes out with the ******* gameshow host problem which has NOTHING AT ALL to do with non linear equations.

    wait, and then after his little speech he then ends class. ridiculous.
    :console:
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    (Original post by Low Key)
    Sounds like a cool project to me. I can't offer anything other than encouragement though. I can't even count to 21 without taking off my socks and pants.

    lmao "and pants". Nice.
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    (Original post by Totally Tom)
    I've seen it before, but i'm watching again and I just can't stop getting annoyed.

    He's 21, doing newton rhapson at Uni in a class. WTF is this?

    To top it off, spacey then comes out with the ******* gameshow host problem which has NOTHING AT ALL to do with non linear equations.

    wait, and then after his little speech he then ends class. ridiculous.
    haha I was thinking the same thing...

    Just watched the whole film again - couldn't stop myself
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    To simulate a game, can't you just get like 4 packs of cards..?
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    (Original post by imhiya)
    To simulate a game, can't you just get like 4 packs of cards..?
    I think it might take a while to simulate 10,000 games of blackjack by hand.
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    (Original post by BJack)
    I think it might take a while to simulate 10,000 games of blackjack by hand.
    Atleast you'd be a pro at the end
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    (Original post by Totally Tom)
    I've seen it before, but i'm watching again and I just can't stop getting annoyed.

    He's 21, doing newton rhapson at Uni in a class. WTF is this?

    To top it off, spacey then comes out with the ******* gameshow host problem which has NOTHING AT ALL to do with non linear equations.

    wait, and then after his little speech he then ends class. ridiculous.
    I have to agree, that bit was really weird.
 
 
 
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