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How much PB history? (Read B4 Vote)

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How Far would you go back to in powerball history?

Until the current matrix was introduced [ 6 ]  [40.00%]
back all 1002 draws since 1997 [ 2 ]  [13.33%]
current matrix for white balls, full for red [ 2 ]  [13.33%]
current matrix for WB4&5 Full for WB1,2,3 and PB [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Other (number of draws, reason please :-) ) [ 5 ]  [33.33%]
Total Valid Votes [ 15 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: June 10, 2007, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

I am currently testing my system on 2 versions of history, full and new matrix only.

I wonder if I should limit the new matrix only portion to just the last 2 places in sorted order because 54 and 55 would never be the first 3 in sorted order... or perhaps new matrix for white balls and full for PBs since the PB matrix hasn't changed in a long time...

What would you do and why?

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    Posted: June 10, 2007, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

    I keep all the history of any lottery that I have acquired since all my data files have the same structure and don't take up a large amount of space.  I usually only use the latest data since the last matrix change but I alway have the older data if I want to test it,

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      Posted: June 10, 2007, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

      I use the current history since the last matrix change.

      that which was before is of no value.

      Sometimes i only use the last 25 draws and work with the hottest digits and then add cold digits that weren't drawn and make some wheels using that data.

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        Posted: June 12, 2007, 9:20 am - IP Logged

        I am currently testing my system on 2 versions of history, full and new matrix only.

        I wonder if I should limit the new matrix only portion to just the last 2 places in sorted order because 54 and 55 would never be the first 3 in sorted order... or perhaps new matrix for white balls and full for PBs since the PB matrix hasn't changed in a long time...

        What would you do and why?

        What: I'd use the entire history.

        Why: If you developed something of use now, you'd likely find that it would still have some value when/if the matrix enlarged in the future. Likewise the same applies for past data. Sometimes a pattern is much easier to spot in a smaller data-set/matrix-size; then it's just a matter of scaling up. Cool

        The alternative is to scrap all your work every time another ball is added to the pool and wait a year or two for a history to build up. You can see the flaw in that approach. 

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          Posted: June 12, 2007, 10:31 am - IP Logged

          I only use history since the last wholesale ballset changes.

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            Posted: June 15, 2007, 6:14 am - IP Logged

            Hi all

              I use the curent ball set of 180 or so real numbers plus 360,000 random numbers as 5 of 55 in Ion's mdiedit.we version 4.

             

            A s new numbers are drawn I check to see if they are a repeat of 5, most all the time they are not a repeat.

             

            BigJer 

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              Posted: June 16, 2007, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

              thanks for the replies!

              I amgoing to go with the most recent matrix. When I compared positions matches vs. draws... the short list fared better (slightly but better)

              Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.