Sometimes it gets discouraging to envision what you want to do on a sheet of paper, craft it into an excel spreadsheet and realize the information that you wanted is indeed presented correctly BUT provides no help whatsoever when the numbers are drawn...
I knew straight statistics wouldn't be the holy grail, otherwise everybody would win.
So what I have left is my original design goals...
- treat each digit separately (pick 3/4)
- make a unique pick for each draw
- make ONLY one pick for each draw
Sometimes you get tempted to toy with settings to "enhance" backtest results, knowing that it won't propagate forward... I just saved myself quite a significant amount of time by realizing and stopping this in my current endeavor.
Since the project began, i had managed to avoid any straight results, but picked up $440 in box results because it was cheap to add them, but in the end, box was wrong... but funded the system thus far.
So i sit with my excel skills getting slowly sharper, but positive results still missing. BUT unlike last time, i refuse to allow myself to drop my experimentation and computer skills due to lack of results. The current framework is good, I must wait for the next idea or inspiration, but the framework is there... updating draws until then.
So, i believe the statistics are a part of the puzzle, but after exhaustive attempts, I now know they are not the ONLY part...
but what next?