|Posted: December 1, 2004, 4:09 am - IP Logged|
accuracy is measured be doing many trial runs of the software on past data.
The better it performs in the past, the more likely it's going to perform equally well in the future.
Note that this way of testing accuracy does not apply well to any fixed number picking method. Suppose you picked your numbers on fuzzy rules like
numbers with certain skip rates or hot or cold numbers...etc
Chances are you may accidentally discover some "rule for picking numbers" in your lottery that may have led to multiple 4 or 5 hits in the recent past. But you'll have no reason to believe this "rule" will lead to wins in the future.