Introduction — MUST READ FIRST
This page calculates all of the combinations using YOUR computer, not our Web server, so the possibility and success of using this page is entirely dependent upon the performance of your computer, and the operating system and Web browser you are using.
Just about any Web browser will create small- to medium-sized sets of combinations just fine. But the larger you set the "Numbers in Set" or "Maximum Number", the more important your particular computer, operating system, and browser will be in order to successfully generate the combinations.
To see how your browser and computer performs, try clicking the Generate Combinations button first without changing any of the default parameters. Check the processing time statistic, and then see what it becomes when you increase the Maximum number a bit.
What can I do to make this page work better?
The #1 best thing you can do to make this page work at its best is to use a modern Web browser such as Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), Google Chrome, or one of the other browsers mentioned below. Do not be scared to install another Web browser on your computer. It is free, does not create any kind of security risk (and in fact may make your security better), it is simple, and you can easily uninstall it later.
For really big number sets, skipping combinations by setting the "Sample Frequency" to a number greater than 1 will help speed things up.
You have been warned: If you have an old and/or slow computer, or if you use Internet Explorer 8 or lower, Firefox lower than version 4, or an old Web browser that you haven't updated for a while, you may need to force-quit your browser if you ask for too many number combinations. You may also see warning messages asking if you want to stop the script running. If you click "Yes" to such a warning, the combinations will not be displayed.
What Web Browser Should I Use?
In order to generate the list of combinations quickly, this page uses sophisticated cutting-edge features that are only present in the latest Web browsers. The following are the best Web browsers to use in order to generate large sets of data (all browsers are free).
Note: If you have Windows 7 or Vista on your computer, you should absolutely do the upgrade to Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), even if you will be using a different Web browser. Leaving IE8 on your computer should not even be an option.
- Google Chrome — www.google.com/chrome
- Firefox 4 — www.firefox.com
- Safari 5 — www.apple.com/safari
- Internet Explorer 9 (for Windows 7 or Vista) — www.microsoft.com/ie
- Opera 11 — www.opera.com
Are the timing statistics accurate?
After you generate a list of combinations, the page will display statistics about how long it took to calculate the combinations, and how long it took to load the combinations into the page for you to see.
Those statistics are fairly accurate, but the one thing we cannot take into account is a certain delay you may experience while your browser re-calculates its "knowledge" of the page contents and then makes the page responsive to your input and navigation.
For example, the current version of Google Chrome seems to have a longer delay — maybe even a minute long — before displaying a very large set of combinations (after you see the progress reach 100%). That extra time is not accounted for in the statistics, because the delay is not related to our program — it is entirely within the browser itself.