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Re: Runs and Sequences

by uksza (Abbot)
on Sep 09, 2005 at 12:04 UTC ( #490533=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Runs and Sequences

Update: longest value.
#!/usr/local/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; my ($h, $t, $last, $lt, $lh) = (0,0,"T",0,0); while () { my $random = int( rand(2)); if ($random == 0) { print "T $t times. Longest $lt\n" if $t; $lt<$t?$lt=$t:(); $t=0; $h++; } if ($random == 1) { print "H $h times. Longest $lh\n" if $h; $lh<$h?$lh=$h:(); $h=0; $t++; } }

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Re^2: Runs and Sequences
by twofish (Initiate) on Sep 09, 2005 at 12:22 UTC
    uksza, for the most part exactly what I was looking for, you're fast. Thanks to Roy Johnson also. I think this gives me a couple different ways I can generate and parse through the data. I'll work on customizing it to find and grab some other stats that might be kind of cool (like how many tries somone would have to go through on average to get a run of 16 ..should be around 1/(2^16).
    Thanks a lot!
      I'm no mathematician, but shouldn't it be 2/(2^16) = 1/2^15? I mean you can have a string of either all heads or all tails, right?


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[thezip]: So I have a script that generates a log file. After script completion, I want tohave VIM open this logfile.
[thezip]: i don't get the command line "back" until I close VIM. No what I want to happen...
[thezip]: I currently don't have access to CYGWIN, else I'd just do a tail -f on the logfile.
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