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time*treat said:

Looks like a count of pairings of one number on the x-axis and another on the y-axis, with a 'count' where they intersect. It's hard to make the charts look good after you hit 'post'

Exactly, Thanks time*treat

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    Nice work time*treat.  Todd added chart posting tools but they require some extra work.

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      time*treat said:

      Looks like a count of pairings of one number on the x-axis and another on the y-axis, with a 'count' where they intersect. It's hard to make the charts look good after you hit 'post'

      Exactly, Thanks time*treat

      People who try to use a proportional font with no table, and expect the results to line up will come to this same conclusion, and it has nothing to do with this site.  It has to do with the fact that the person did not use a table, and also used a proportional font.

      Kind of like someone trying to create a spreadsheet using Word instead of Excel.

      Or like trying to bang a nail into a piece of wood using a screwdriver.

      The editor here has terrific grid controls, but the person making the post has to use them.

       

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        Posted: May 25, 2008, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

        Nice work time*treat.  Todd added chart posting tools but they require some extra work.

        Not really.  If you take some time to check out all the features, you would be able to find ways to accomplish things very quickly.  The grid could be formatted here as quick -- or quicker -- than doing the same thing in Excel.

         

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          I tried using those features but I've got some learning to do yet.  Since all of my charts are text and displayed on an old DOS 80x25 characters screen, I just copy and paste them using the courier font set.

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            Posted: May 25, 2008, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

            Which Editor lets you post charts with fixed fonts?

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              I tried using those features but I've got some learning to do yet.  Since all of my charts are text and displayed on an old DOS 80x25 characters screen, I just copy and paste them using the courier font set.

              so you work for the government?

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                Posted: May 26, 2008, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                so you work for the government?

                No, I don't but as I've mentioned in other threads, my lottery programs are written using GWBasic so they run in a DOS command window which has fixed 80x25 characters of the same size.  When I copy and paste using the courier font set everything line up just as it appear in the DOS screen because the courier front set isn't proportional like other font sets.

                The same thing can be done with any program that runs in a DOS Command window.

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                  Posted: May 26, 2008, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                  No, I don't but as I've mentioned in other threads, my lottery programs are written using GWBasic so they run in a DOS command window which has fixed 80x25 characters of the same size.  When I copy and paste using the courier font set everything line up just as it appear in the DOS screen because the courier front set isn't proportional like other font sets.

                  The same thing can be done with any program that runs in a DOS Command window.

                  I was joking.  Guess you didn't get it.  I really have to start adding "JK"  (just kidding)  at the end of some of my posts. 

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                    Posted: May 26, 2008, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Looks like a count of pairings of one number on the x-axis and another on the y-axis, with a 'count' where they intersect. It's hard to make the charts look good after you hit 'post'

                     

                    PR12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455
                    10110413402101141301051313400022105333205023121112220103
                    20021100432223254202143432124225302342112363331251321035
                    30003111330323200124321030212122112312144034132222220021
                    40000120422211222031201211122142121203213014311221121011
                    50000021023121202240231020223001212120301013111123121101
                    60000002101111422141202120230220102112211341001302120100
                    70000000401032102310031203142220223331223332232141221153
                    80000000011332032312311321221722411312221332051414151252
                    90000000000151203033211532122312000021111033130222123213
                    100000000000533012112302342211012212303424225000142402123
                    110000000000013103021332020111141013213234213110141112222
                    120000000000005232303322342332152222344422023111243320242
                    130000000000000304236432441132251231300234222314321422222
                    140000000000000062233012012443121112010125434113132100243
                    150000000000000002413131222533132100212212253142331121221
                    160000000000000000043142331320222142422103445222252155140
                    170000000000000000011000031221201002211101313220124231232
                    180000000000000000003422301022132011011310123132112121042
                    190000000000000000000135240431272542221442563044500223232
                    200000000000000000000045213211121011234032232121343200210
                    210000000000000000000001211320241213130111134232114321003
                    220000000000000000000000220322330211133320224032453424002
                    230000000000000000000000023144213310523230134221411112224
                    240000000000000000000000001632120021241631123103333220332
                    250000000000000000000000000433223301121201232222030110020
                    260000000000000000000000000023121222321222240153210211223
                    270000000000000000000000000001121100111021422210422115322
                    280000000000000000000000000000043124342001021023323211332
                    290000000000000000000000000000003101203111221012112213212
                    300000000000000000000000000000002225232253406334431023242
                    310000000000000000000000000000000132221202012121013200136
                    320000000000000000000000000000000021023431311202212330144
                    330000000000000000000000000000000001200112031110202110022
                    340000000000000000000000000000000000353220252250022301201
                    350000000000000000000000000000000000023426312112514403235
                    360000000000000000000000000000000000000401050112213120342
                    370000000000000000000000000000000000000033112332352513223
                    380000000000000000000000000000000000000014240122213152433
                    390000000000000000000000000000000000000003214212310001422
                    400000000000000000000000000000000000000000132001343411433
                    410000000000000000000000000000000000000000021020221202244
                    420000000000000000000000000000000000000000006033131211341
                    430000000000000000000000000000000000000000000313223113312
                    440000000000000000000000000000000000000000000012212211221
                    450000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001110220231
                    460000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000122131220
                    470000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000020220332
                    480000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000621233
                    490000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000404104
                    500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002011
                    510000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002210
                    520000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000412
                    530000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000031
                    540000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000007
                    550000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

                    Looks good.

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                      I have made a spreadsheet for pairs... It will work with any pick5 system upto 55 digits deep... Enjoy & check it out here called PowerBall (Freq Pairs) - http://lottostop.tripod.com

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                        Nice layout, Pogo. Gonna save people a lot of work. Cheers

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                          Nice layout, Pogo. Gonna save people a lot of work. Cheers

                          Thank You, just helping out & saving others some WORK - lol, Pogo

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                            It seems kind of pointless to go back to data that existed before the last matrix change.

                            Not just the last matrix change, but the last ballset change would be more appropriate.

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                              Not just the last matrix change, but the last ballset change would be more appropriate.

                              If someone told you that next time they will use ball set 12 what advantage would that bring..none really..the main reason they use different balls sets is to ensure security (since if someone were to tamper with a particular set there would be no guarantee they will use it)...and also its good when you change balls because it helps with the wearing out or not getting damaged so quickly as if you just used one single set all the time...

                              the balls are the same size and same weight to very very close tolerances and from the same exact material specifications...for those that think that knowing the ball set may somehow help its just a false assumption...since balls are same material same weight and same precise size they would physically perform the same...even if there was a variation it would be very small as to have no practical implication in a ball bouncing or getting drawn more times...plus there are 55 white balls how would you tell the difference, there are way to many comparisons to be made...and no this is not the same as tennis balls because the manufacturing specs are way more precise here and the costs are higher also..they weigh and measure and check them before and after......even if you put a ball that bounces more there are still few chances it will pick that one... 

                              it is just useless...the draws are random as confirmed by the results...best thing one can do is go with the flow....one time pick low balls, sometimes in the middle, few times high balls and hope your assumption is right and you catch the right picks...