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Are there currently any open source lottery softwares?

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I have my own way of tracking lottery numbers, but I want to write my own program that reflects my method. I have learned the basics of programing on a number of different languages, but I am having trouble using my beginners knowledge to start coding a working lottery software. Does anyone know of any open source lottery softwares that analyze lottery statistics over just wheeling that I can study and maybe learn backwards by looking at the source code. Also I prefer not to use Excel or spread sheets as I don't think they can accomplish what I am after. 

Thank you for any help in the right direction.

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    Not sure if you ever find one as open source. My advice is really to start developing your own structures. Reading someone else's code will be quite error-prone to decipher and might not be the best starting guide for your particular needs. Try to separate the entities involved and define the structures needed first. At the bare minimum, you should end with a class that serves as keeping track of the lottery draws which can be queried to give draw #x. Then another class (your method of tracking numbers) will contain your analysis logic and will query that draw class. It might look overwhelming to start from scratch a new program but as soon as you have the basic entities working everything will look much easier. The difficult task is really to define properly those entities invlolved to make development easier. Finally, choose a language that you are comfortable with.

     

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      sourceforge is open source place for projects that have many people contribute.

       

      i aint upto programmeing, but i m happy to go and grab some software from time totime

       

      http://sourceforge.net/directory/os:windows/?q=lottery

      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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        I have my own way of tracking lottery numbers, but I want to write my own program that reflects my method. I have learned the basics of programing on a number of different languages, but I am having trouble using my beginners knowledge to start coding a working lottery software. Does anyone know of any open source lottery softwares that analyze lottery statistics over just wheeling that I can study and maybe learn backwards by looking at the source code. Also I prefer not to use Excel or spread sheets as I don't think they can accomplish what I am after. 

        Thank you for any help in the right direction.

        "I have learned the basics of programing on a number of different languages"

        If you've already done that then all you need to know is how to create a random access file with the dates and combinations of previous drawings and you'll be ready to start coding.  Good luck.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          I have my own way of tracking lottery numbers, but I want to write my own program that reflects my method. I have learned the basics of programing on a number of different languages, but I am having trouble using my beginners knowledge to start coding a working lottery software. Does anyone know of any open source lottery softwares that analyze lottery statistics over just wheeling that I can study and maybe learn backwards by looking at the source code. Also I prefer not to use Excel or spread sheets as I don't think they can accomplish what I am after. 

          Thank you for any help in the right direction.

          Pretty hard to learn to learn the basics of programming without doing some programming. Catch-22, yeah?

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            Source code for Lottery Cracker 1-5 from the author at . . .

            http://www.rawcomputing.co.uk/crackersource.html

            IMHO you would need to know how to win lotto to program software to automate your steps. 

            BobP

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              I still have VB3 and VB4 on a old machine, do you know if this program was any good

              before I take the time to look it over.  I could maybe update/add US game support.

              RL

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              I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

              they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                For the UK 6/49 it had a unique routine where it put 48 of 49 numbers onto a 6x8 grid with some user choices as to odd/even, etc.   I could do the same in CoverMaster taking the previous made groups into account building the next instead of each standing alone so I never did much beyond approve it for a link back.  The other charts were just the same old and not much of it.   The World version randomizes the 6x48 style grid for all games without the user settings, just a cheap wave of the hand toward the UK version.

                For someone without any idea what programming goes into a lottery program, the basics of a database and charting are there to work with. 

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                  Pretty hard to learn to learn the basics of programming without doing some programming. Catch-22, yeah?

                  I Agree!  I can pretty much write a program to do anything using GWBasic and do since I'm still using WindowsXP but I downloaded a free copy of Just Basic which runs in newer versions of Windows and while I understand all its commands, I still can't write a program using it.  One of the days I'll just have spend the time programming using it until I can.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    I Agree!  I can pretty much write a program to do anything using GWBasic and do since I'm still using WindowsXP but I downloaded a free copy of Just Basic which runs in newer versions of Windows and while I understand all its commands, I still can't write a program using it.  One of the days I'll just have spend the time programming using it until I can.

                    RJOh,

                    Not familiar with Just Basic.

                    The guy who wrote the Little Devil program used Liberty Basic. I tried copying and pasting that to QB64. Holy-Moley! It was like a new error every line. I gave up.

                    I thought all Basics were the same, but that one spit out errors from line 1. Nothing against Liberty Basic. Or Just Basic. And you know I started with a Tandy and GW-Basic. So we're on the same wavelength. I'm so ancient I still have programs with LINE NUMBERS laying around. LMAO 

                    I do like QB64. Looks like QuickBASIC 4.5 and haven't had any problems running stuff written with it on my 2003 XP Compaq.  It runs on my XP without DOSbox or any compatability adapter.

                    You have me wondering what other BASICS are like now. I'll have to check out Just Basic.

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                      RJOh,

                      Not familiar with Just Basic.

                      The guy who wrote the Little Devil program used Liberty Basic. I tried copying and pasting that to QB64. Holy-Moley! It was like a new error every line. I gave up.

                      I thought all Basics were the same, but that one spit out errors from line 1. Nothing against Liberty Basic. Or Just Basic. And you know I started with a Tandy and GW-Basic. So we're on the same wavelength. I'm so ancient I still have programs with LINE NUMBERS laying around. LMAO 

                      I do like QB64. Looks like QuickBASIC 4.5 and haven't had any problems running stuff written with it on my 2003 XP Compaq.  It runs on my XP without DOSbox or any compatability adapter.

                      You have me wondering what other BASICS are like now. I'll have to check out Just Basic.

                      Just Basic is a short version of Liberty Basic produced by the same company that sells Liberty Basic.  They claim any program written using it will run in Liberty Basic and all the routines you learn using it can be used with Liberty Basic.  Since it was free and included a tutorial I thought I would try learning it before ordering a copy of Liberty Basic.  I've look at several Basic languages and other high level languages and while I understand their commands, I can't program using them.  Microsoft gives away copies of its Small Basic which is easy to use and it works with Windows 7 but I can't do much with it.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Just Basic is a short version of Liberty Basic produced by the same company that sells Liberty Basic.  They claim any program written using it will run in Liberty Basic and all the routines you learn using it can be used with Liberty Basic.  Since it was free and included a tutorial I thought I would try learning it before ordering a copy of Liberty Basic.  I've look at several Basic languages and other high level languages and while I understand their commands, I can't program using them.  Microsoft gives away copies of its Small Basic which is easy to use and it works with Windows 7 but I can't do much with it.

                        RJOh,

                        Looked at Just Basic for awhile. I like that it has a free form GUI. Didn't figure out how to set the displayed values. Loaded one of the programs I shared here. Wouldn't run. The debugger works line by line. It doesn't process the the whole program at once. Find an error....correct....find....correct.....and go to the next....

                        It would take some getting used too.

                        Looked at Small Basic too. It's cute. It's colorful. Simple. Ran same program. Wasn't happy I had to copy and paste the program into the work area. Small Basic has a limited ext of .smallbasic. Who would've thought of that?

                        It did list the errors and told what they were. I liked the intellisense that offers options based on the first letter.

                        But, I'm biased. Still I'd go with Small Basic. You have Microsoft support, forum at MSDN, API is relative to VB and it is built on .NET framework.

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                          RJOh,

                          Looked at Just Basic for awhile. I like that it has a free form GUI. Didn't figure out how to set the displayed values. Loaded one of the programs I shared here. Wouldn't run. The debugger works line by line. It doesn't process the the whole program at once. Find an error....correct....find....correct.....and go to the next....

                          It would take some getting used too.

                          Looked at Small Basic too. It's cute. It's colorful. Simple. Ran same program. Wasn't happy I had to copy and paste the program into the work area. Small Basic has a limited ext of .smallbasic. Who would've thought of that?

                          It did list the errors and told what they were. I liked the intellisense that offers options based on the first letter.

                          But, I'm biased. Still I'd go with Small Basic. You have Microsoft support, forum at MSDN, API is relative to VB and it is built on .NET framework.

                          Every option has its pro and con but a least these two are free for the lottery players who wish to code his ideas in to a computer program which may allow him to work with a more complex system between draws which doing by hand doesn't.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Agreed RJOh, always best to get something you are comfortabl with and that you enjoy working with. Makwes life a lot easier and you have more fun doing the grunge stuff......lol.

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