I just tried www.random.org for
dice generation. It worked correctly for me.
What version of gnubg do you have? Go to Help-->About gnubg-->Build
Info to see.
thanks for your answer. I am using the same number generator as you.
My memory is not fooling me because I wrote the results in a paper for more
than 100 games. I started to have this feeling some weeks ago and then started
to write the results of who starts first. I will continue though :P
I do not suspect any cheating, I was just curious if it happens to anyone else.
Still related to the number generators, when I use random.org
with seed 16000000 I only get numbers between 1 and 3 in both dice. Does this
have an explanation?
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 01:06, Louis Zulli <address@hidden> wrote:
If I recall, for a binomial distribution with n=100, p=.5 and q=.5, the
standard deviation is sqrt(n*p*q) = 5. So having gnubg start first 80 times
represents 6 standard deviations above the mean. The probability of this
happening by chance is very, very small!
Maybe you were simply very, very unlucky. Or maybe your memory is fooling you.
For my dice generation, I use a random number generator (Mersenne Twister). I
have no sense that gnubg wins the first roll more than I do, and I have played
hundreds (maybe thousands) of games.
On Jan 25, 2010, at 7:07 AM, Filipa Andrade wrote:
> I am playing against gnubg in grandmaster level with 3ply.
> I find it strange that only around 20% of the times I start. 80% is gnubg
that starts. Is it normal? I have made a sample of more than 100 games.
> I a normal 7 games match it happens often that I never get to start first.
Which are the best dice settings?
> Thank you for your help and thank you so much for gnubg, I am learning a
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