"Chain Reaction"... this will replace my "coincidizer" from years back...
The Goal: find the RNG seeding scenario that matches the MOST hits in PA's computer drawn mid-day pick3
The Challenges: picking a 3 digit number with =999*rnd() or a series of 3 digits with =9*rnd()
Done so far... using the numeric value of the excel draw date as a seed, the first scenario (999*rnd()) has already been run through a VB6 Seed-controlled RNG and compared in excel... there are 1500 draws... 4 hits were produced... this beats the game for backtesting, but I'm NOT satisfied with just 4... Seed Controlling means you call RANDOMIZE(<your number>) rather than RANDOMIZE(TIMER)... this will repeat the sequence on subsequent runs.
To do... seed hunting. THIS is what that whole "lotto synch" was SUPPOSED to accomplish. They used 3 draws, I will use the entire draw history (could take DAYS to run but if it works...) I am optimizing the code to run as clean and fast as possible. Coincidizer only used 5 past draws when seed hunting. I want to blend the individual programs so I can sweep seeds and generate test results from the same UI.
My early prediction is that it can't be done, but remember I like to try EVERYTHING.