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pepper1's avatar - batman38
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Posted: April 21, 2011, 10:37 am - IP Logged

No need to purchase Office, just go to http://download.openoffice.org/ and get the latest version. They have a program similar to Excel, but I believe they call it Calc. Then you could at least experiment with the RAND function.

 

Good luck.

Thanks I will try that if I come up with something I be glad to share. thanks

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    If the price is right, you'll find someone to write it in whichever language you like. Wink

    Getting one to sign a confidential clause will increase the price plus if it really works there's no guarantee it wouldn't be duplicated in another program and sold. Unhappy

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      pepper1's avatar - batman38
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      Posted: April 21, 2011, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

      Getting one to sign a confidential clause will increase the price plus if it really works there's no guarantee it wouldn't be duplicated in another program and sold. Unhappy

      i will cross that bridge if I get to it. Anything I do I wil make sure I copyright. What price are you talking about?

      I'm not selling anything. I can still do it with pen and paper, and everyday I work on it to try to make it easier I just find out if I don't hit my M hard they don't show up.

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        Posted: April 22, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

        In my august opinion Excel is the greatest lottery program available.  With it, you write your own algorithym. 

        There are numerous websites that will aid you in learning how to use the VBA program which comes with Excel and there are people here who will be more than happy to share their knowledge of VBA programming with you.

        So buy a copy of Home and Student Office from MicroSoft.  The only way you regret such a purchase will be if you don't make the effort to do something with it.

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          Posted: April 22, 2011, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

          Well, there ya go. If you're worried someone may run off with your idea, buy MSExcel or download OOCalc for free.

          They both let you write extra custom code in them.

          There are others, too. Some with and others without the spreadsheet added.

          In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
          Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: April 25, 2011, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

            Well, there ya go. If you're worried someone may run off with your idea, buy MSExcel or download OOCalc for free.

            They both let you write extra custom code in them.

            There are others, too. Some with and others without the spreadsheet added.

            Use to be no one into Pick3 games ever worried about anyone running off with their ideas, after all it wasn't like their ideas were going win a big jackpot.  Things have changed, pick3 players are now willing to pay more for pick3 programs than they could ever win using them according to some of the threads I've been reading lately in the pick3 forum.

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              Posted: April 25, 2011, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

              Can someone make my idea come to life were you put in certain number and the

              computer generator nuber by 3, and four, and five. i have a way as to how I want it to look. Ive tried Qbasic

              Thanks

              I can help you write your program. And I will do it for free. Since I'm a programmer, and am out of work for over a year. The young specialist in the Ukraine broke. I want them to say "thanks". And happy to help Americans. Pay money for it is not necessary. Because when I'll be working on your project it will be a good experience.

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                Use to be no one into Pick3 games ever worried about anyone running off with their ideas, after all it wasn't like their ideas were going win a big jackpot.  Things have changed, pick3 players are now willing to pay more for pick3 programs than they could ever win using them according to some of the threads I've been reading lately in the pick3 forum.

                What gives me a chuckle is that folks who have something that might be worth "stealing" will send you the whole system for help with just one line, while others who have just the first bare inklings of an idea, and can't even do a "for-next" loop get all "Secret Agent Man" with it. LOL LOL

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                  Posted: April 27, 2011, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                  That's the beauty of living in the USA that your right time*treat.

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                    Posted: April 30, 2011, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Everyone feels there method is gold. However I have written over a 1000 programs for the pick 4.

                    One idea is rarely enough to win consistently.

                    Good luck with yours

                    HAWK

                    *We may see something that isn’t there because of what we expect to see

                    Or conversely, we may not see something because we don’t expect to see it.*

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                      Posted: April 30, 2011, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks I will try that if I come up with something I be glad to share. thanks

                      If you would explain what you are doing on paper, it would be enough to spark some feedback on what can be done in Excel or by a program. I have no interest in stealing your idea, but am always interested in investigating new ideas.

                        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                        Posted: April 30, 2011, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                        Everyone feels there method is gold. However I have written over a 1000 programs for the pick 4.

                        One idea is rarely enough to win consistently.

                        Good luck with yours

                        HAWK

                        Did you ever try putting the ideas in those 1000 programs into one program?  If so, how did it work out for you?

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                          Did you ever try putting the ideas in those 1000 programs into one program?  If so, how did it work out for you?

                          I did something like this once, writing a program to simultaneously backtest 36 variations of a single pick-3 idea.

                          The coding skill developed in the process was more impressive than the results of the test. Clown

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                            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                            I did something like this once, writing a program to simultaneously backtest 36 variations of a single pick-3 idea.

                            The coding skill developed in the process was more impressive than the results of the test. Clown

                            Each time you challenge yourself, you learn more and better ways to code routines.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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