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# A spin on Gaps

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 Posted: January 10, 2016, 10:25 am - IP Logged

My ultimate goal is to create a "intelligent" quick pick.   I fully understand the odds of the lottery.  I also understand that every game is a new game with no relation to any previous or future game for that matter.   Just want to get that out of the way.

Here is one of idea based on Gaps:

Pick 5 combo: 1 5 18 23 34

Gaps: (5-1) (18-5) (23-18) (34-23)

4 13 5 11

I guess what some may do is eliminate all combos

with this gap pattern or sequence.

So if you did a quick pick a program and the pick matched this

The program would dump it and pick another.

Easy enough but we can group gaps into another type of gap category...

Take 4 13 5 11

Substitute those numbers with letters based on their value.

A = Lowest Gap Value

B = Value > A but less than C

C = Value > B but less than D

D = Value > C

You get: A D B C

For combos with equivalent gaps you repeat a letter ex.

4 4 10 2

B B C A

3 3 20 3

A A B A

5 5 5 5

A A A A

The beauty of this is seemingly different gap patterns can be group together.  My laptop is kind of busted, But I will try to post some data based on Fantasy 5 GA.   I don't mess with Powerball or megamillions.  Too many combos.   Fantasy 5 has a 575,757 combos vs.  100 million plus with the bigger games.

I believe this is a unique system that can be added to someone's existing system to help customize  "random" quick picks a little more.

Yes your chances still suck but at least you can be sure they won't match too close to the ones that were drawn.

Would like to hear your thoughts or similar ideas.  There is nothing new under the sun so it won't surprise me if this method already exists, I just have not seen it.

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My ultimate goal is to create a "intelligent" quick pick.   I fully understand the odds of the lottery.  I also understand that every game is a new game with no relation to any previous or future game for that matter.   Just want to get that out of the way.

Here is one of idea based on Gaps:

Pick 5 combo: 1 5 18 23 34

Gaps: (5-1) (18-5) (23-18) (34-23)

4 13 5 11

I guess what some may do is eliminate all combos

with this gap pattern or sequence.

So if you did a quick pick a program and the pick matched this

The program would dump it and pick another.

Easy enough but we can group gaps into another type of gap category...

Take 4 13 5 11

Substitute those numbers with letters based on their value.

A = Lowest Gap Value

B = Value > A but less than C

C = Value > B but less than D

D = Value > C

You get: A D B C

For combos with equivalent gaps you repeat a letter ex.

4 4 10 2

B B C A

3 3 20 3

A A B A

5 5 5 5

A A A A

The beauty of this is seemingly different gap patterns can be group together.  My laptop is kind of busted, But I will try to post some data based on Fantasy 5 GA.   I don't mess with Powerball or megamillions.  Too many combos.   Fantasy 5 has a 575,757 combos vs.  100 million plus with the bigger games.

I believe this is a unique system that can be added to someone's existing system to help customize  "random" quick picks a little more.

Yes your chances still suck but at least you can be sure they won't match too close to the ones that were drawn.

Would like to hear your thoughts or similar ideas.  There is nothing new under the sun so it won't surprise me if this method already exists, I just have not seen it.

Yes your chances still suck but at least you can be sure they won't match too close to the ones that were drawn.

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 Posted: January 10, 2016, 11:57 am - IP Logged

So to further explain how to reduce the pool of remaining combinations from which to do a quick pick you could remove the Lettered Gaps that:

1) have appeared in the past N drawings (N based on whatever appears statistically better to use with a Letter Gap repeating)

2) have the least amount in their group.   AAAA, AAAB, AABA, ABAA, BAAA, AABB, ABAB, BBAA, BBAA.

Like I said, I will try to get my lap tap up and running and print out a report of stats... I hope people here will find it useful.

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 Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

I worked on something similar years back and what I did was to try and predict the gaps for each position

Next these were fed into a wheel.  In a 5 number lottery I had 5 gaps, --->1st--->2nd--->3rd--->4th---5th.

I also had the option to set the first gap something like 1 to 5 etc.. and then enter maybe a couple for each

of the remaining positions.  I created a database so that I could track the gaps and used this data to try and

predict what the next gap would be for each position.  The downside was often too many combos unless I

squeezed several positions down to single choices.  The 1st and 5th numbers for my 5-39 were easiest to hit

so I picked them using another method and then used the gaps for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  If I remember the

reason I gave up on the idea was that some gaps ranged from 1 to 20 or more which left the field of choices

to wide to gain any real advantage.  These sort of workouts look good on the outside but once you start to

build lines it's another story.   Please don't think I am putting anything down here, just letting you know that

I did not have much success using gaps and I spend quite a bit of time working on them.

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

Trump / 2016 & 2020

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Thanks for reply.  I had some stats/data I copied from my laptop.  It's busted as I say cause it overheats rather quickly and then freezes up.   I will copy it here later.     But basically these gaps are grouped under similar high low patterns and then can be further grouped based on the "letters".

AAAA has no permutations.

AAAB and ABBB both have 4 permutations each.

AAAB has AABA,  ABAA, BAAA and itself.

ABCD has the most permutations.   24 to be exact.

All together there are 8 letter patterns covering all the gaps.

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So to further explain how to reduce the pool of remaining combinations from which to do a quick pick you could remove the Lettered Gaps that:

1) have appeared in the past N drawings (N based on whatever appears statistically better to use with a Letter Gap repeating)

2) have the least amount in their group.   AAAA, AAAB, AABA, ABAA, BAAA, AABB, ABAB, BBAA, BBAA.

Like I said, I will try to get my lap tap up and running and print out a report of stats... I hope people here will find it useful.

2)

 A A A A A A A B A A B A A A B B A B A A A B A B A B B A A B B B B A A A B A A B B A B A B A B B B B A A B B A B B B B A B B B B

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 Posted: January 10, 2016, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

Not exactly.  There would be no BBBB group.

You can't have B without A.  A is variable representing the smallest Gap.  B is the next highest and so on.

A Gap of 2 10 3 15 works like this:

2 is the smallest.  Replace with A:                  A 10 3 15.

3 is the the next smallest.  Replace with B:   A 10 B 15.

10 is the next in line. Replace with C:             A C B 15.

15 is last and the highest. Replace w/ D:      A C B D.

Letters are the same when they are the same value. But you can't have all 4 being B.  Four values all the same become A's.

Example:  1 1 1 1.   AAAA

5 5 5 5,    9 9 9 9.

You can have 3 B's...

Example:

2 5 5 5 = A B B B

6 5 6 6 = B A B B

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Here's a table of the Lettered Gaps

 ABCD 15414 1 ABDC 15414 2 ACBD 15414 3 ACDB 15414 4 ADBC 15414 5 ADCB 15414 6 BACD 15414 7 BADC 15414 8 BCAD 15414 9 BCDA 15414 10 BDAC 15414 11 BDCA 15414 12 CABD 15414 13 CADB 15414 14 CBAD 15414 15 CBDA 15414 16 CDAB 15414 17 CDBA 15414 18 DABC 15414 19 DACB 15414 20 DBAC 15414 21 DBCA 15414 22 DCAB 15414 23 DCBA 15414 24 AABC 8196 1 AACB 8196 2 ABAC 8196 3 ABCA 8196 4 ACAB 8196 5 ACBA 8196 6 BAAC 8196 7 BACA 8196 8 BCAA 8196 9 CAAB 8196 10 CABA 8196 11 CBAA 8196 12 ABBC 5151 1 ABCB 5151 2 ACBB 5151 3 BABC 5151 4 BACB 5151 5 BBAC 5151 6 BBCA 5151 7 BCAB 5151 8 BCBA 5151 9 CABB 5151 10 CBAB 5151 11 CBBA 5151 12 ABCC 2427 1 ACBC 2427 2 ACCB 2427 3 BACC 2427 4 BCAC 2427 5 BCCA 2427 6 CABC 2427 7 CACB 2427 8 CBAC 2427 9 CBCA 2427 10 CCAB 2427 11 CCBA 2427 12 AAAB 2019 1 AABA 2019 2 ABAA 2019 3 BAAA 2019 4 AABB 969 1 ABAB 969 2 ABBA 969 3 BAAB 969 4 BABA 969 5 BBAA 969 6 ABBB 618 1 BABB 618 2 BBAB 618 3 BBBA 618 4 AAAA 171 1
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 Letter Gap Pattern ABCD AABC ABBC ABCC AAAB AABB ABBB AAAA Variations of Pattern 24 12 12 12 4 6 4 1 Total per Pattern Variation 369936 98352 61812 29124 8076 5814 2472 171
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Thanks for reply.  I had some stats/data I copied from my laptop.  It's busted as I say cause it overheats rather quickly and then freezes up.   I will copy it here later.     But basically these gaps are grouped under similar high low patterns and then can be further grouped based on the "letters".

AAAA has no permutations.

AAAB and ABBB both have 4 permutations each.

AAAB has AABA,  ABAA, BAAA and itself.

ABCD has the most permutations.   24 to be exact.

All together there are 8 letter patterns covering all the gaps.

"I had some stats/data I copied from my laptop.  It's busted as I say cause it overheats rather quickly and then freezes up."

I had the same problem.  I bought a cooling pad for the laptop to sit on and the problem hasn't recurred.  Cheaper than a new laptop!

I also have played around with gaps without success, but your system looks interesting.  I may take a deeper look at this.

"There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

~Robert A. Heinlein

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I ought to try the cooling pad/fan.   I need it to stay cool long enough to pull off some files.

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Try this as it might save your cpu from damage and allow you a few more years out of your laptop.

Make sure the air flow vents are not clogged.  If that does not help and it's not too hard to access

the cpu heat-sink/fan assembly then remove it and clean any old heat-sink compound then reapply.

Radio has a good product Catalog 2761372 for \$3.49.  If the fan is really dirty then remove it and

soak it with 409 or something similar then after a few minutes rinse it with tap water to remove all

the gunk that has built up.  Use a flipping motion to fling as much water out of the fan as possible

then dry with a paper towel.  Once it has dried then reinstall it and it should run and perform like

new.

RL

Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

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

Trump / 2016 & 2020

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Hello loofah. You can also do this using the vertical last two sweepstakes Example =
05 15 26 36 39
08 12 27 38 39
(05-08) 3 (15-12) 3 (26- 27) 1 (36-38) 2 (39-39) = 0 Vertical

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Thanks for the replies guys.

I opened my laptop sometime ago to blow it out but after removing lots of screw on the outside and inside I realized I wasnt going much further.  I couldn't figure how to remove the keyboard from the the motherboard.  Or whatever it is called.  I am going to take it in soon.

V gaps I have definitely looked into.  And converted them to the Lettered Gaps.

I am going to post source code to a few of my programs in hopes it helps others in their quest to tailor their numbers.

Everything Is Written In Blitz Basic for the pc.  Mostly no gui and hard coded to perform a few functions.   Like read the Georgia fantasy 5 csv file.. parse the dates and draws...  spit it back out to a text file with additional information to the right of each drawing like E/O pattern, Horizontal Lettered Gaps, Vertical Lettered Gaps... etc...  basically whatever I am waiting to compare and whatever I have room to fit on the same line.

When I do post source code... feel free to use it / improve it/ laugh at it... whatever.

What I would like to do is have a program read a text file of proposed plays created by another program and then have it flag plays that match similar attributes of the past N drawings.

I am really just working on making a better quick pick for large groups of people who want their numbers not to similar to the previous drawings with the goal of hitting all 5.

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Please excuse typos and bad grammar and such... typing on my phone is not nearly the same as my computer.

I have more to say but sometimes after typing al this I hit post reply and the post doesn't go in.  Chrome on my phone seems to not play right... so I am using the dolphin browser which seems to work better.

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