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 Re: NUMBER OF COMBINATIONS OF THE ARRANGEMENT OF CAPS Greg Utas23-Nov-21 6:14 Greg Utas 23-Nov-21 6:14
 C# Member 153810723-Oct-21 22:36 Member 15381072 3-Oct-21 22:36
 Re: C# Richard MacCutchan3-Oct-21 22:49 Richard MacCutchan 3-Oct-21 22:49
 Function of algorithm danindya1-Sep-21 16:52 danindya 1-Sep-21 16:52
 Re: Function of algorithm - Spammer Dave Kreskowiak1-Sep-21 17:23 Dave Kreskowiak 1-Sep-21 17:23
 Help with allocation algorithm Cynthia Moore24-Aug-21 20:43 Cynthia Moore 24-Aug-21 20:43
 Re: Help with allocation algorithm Gerry Schmitz25-Aug-21 19:49 Gerry Schmitz 25-Aug-21 19:49
 Re: Help with allocation algorithm Cynthia Moore25-Aug-21 20:42 Cynthia Moore 25-Aug-21 20:42
 Let me see if I understand what you are suggesting. I have 15-20 "takers". I give each of then a number from 1-20, right so far? Then I pick the items one at a time and draw one of the taker numbers from a hat, like a Bingo wheel. Whichever number comes up, that person gets the item. Right? So I have almost 700 items. Are you seriously suggesting that I have 700 "draws"? If I could manage to keep each draw to 30 seconds, which I doubt, that would take almost 6 hours. Then there is the problem that most of the takers will only want a few items. So I'd have to go through the numbers after each draw and only put in the ones who want that item. Now we are well over minute for each draw and well over 12 hours for the whole disaster. Plus I don't want to try and find a time when all 20 takers are available. I have the items in a database and I have a Google Sheet containing the list of items that I can share with each taker. At their leisure, they can browse the list of items and indicate which they want. I will merge those choices into an Excel sheet that will execute my allocation algorithm. All I need is the algorithm. The key feature is breaking ties. I am working on a way to calculate the percentage of the choices each taker has received. If 2 or more takers want the same item, I will either award it to the3 one with the lowest percentage or generate a weighted random number based on those percentages.
 Re: Help with allocation algorithm Gerry Schmitz26-Aug-21 5:37 Gerry Schmitz 26-Aug-21 5:37
 Re: Help with allocation algorithm Cynthia Moore26-Aug-21 8:16 Cynthia Moore 26-Aug-21 8:16
 Re: Help with allocation algorithm BillWoodruff28-Aug-21 17:09 BillWoodruff 28-Aug-21 17:09
 Which is the more preferred approach for novice coders, depth first search, or, breadth first search? the prestige city23-Jul-21 2:23 the prestige city 23-Jul-21 2:23
 Re: Which is the more preferred approach for novice coders, depth first search, or, breadth first search? Gerry Schmitz24-Jul-21 8:15 Gerry Schmitz 24-Jul-21 8:15
 Re: Which is the more preferred approach for novice coders, depth first search, or, breadth first search? David Camp5-Oct-22 15:51 David Camp 5-Oct-22 15:51
 Re: Which is the more preferred approach for novice coders, depth first search, or, breadth first search? prestige primrose hills phase 210-Nov-22 23:21 prestige primrose hills phase 2 10-Nov-22 23:21
 Re: Which is the more preferred approach for novice coders, depth first search, or, breadth first search? Provident Ecopolitan Bagalur20-Jul-23 22:09 Provident Ecopolitan Bagalur 20-Jul-23 22:09
 Find cartesians for matrix elements Member 1528858613-Jul-21 20:38 Member 15288586 13-Jul-21 20:38
 Guess A Word If Number Of Character Matches Are Given Member 1525570320-Jun-21 21:54 Member 15255703 20-Jun-21 21:54
 Re: Guess A Word If Number Of Character Matches Are Given OriginalGriff20-Jun-21 22:01 OriginalGriff 20-Jun-21 22:01
 What are the in-order and post-order traversals of the following tree? priyamtheone20-May-21 6:02 priyamtheone 20-May-21 6:02
 Re: What are the in-order and post-order traversals of the following tree? harold aptroot20-May-21 8:08 harold aptroot 20-May-21 8:08
 Re: What are the in-order and post-order traversals of the following tree? priyamtheone20-May-21 10:37 priyamtheone 20-May-21 10:37
 Re: What are the in-order and post-order traversals of the following tree? harold aptroot20-May-21 10:48 harold aptroot 20-May-21 10:48
 Algorithm to rank items lower if they already appear higher in another category Member 117824613-Mar-21 20:41 Member 11782461 3-Mar-21 20:41
 Re: Algorithm to rank items lower if they already appear higher in another category Ralf Meier9-Mar-21 6:55 Ralf Meier 9-Mar-21 6:55
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