Thursday, July 3, 2014

AnyDice.com

One of the commentators here last week pointed out a website that I didn't previously know about, anydice.com. This is a product by Jasper Flick that automatically generates the distribution of any dice group you can think of, outputting the frequency-percent-table-graph, as well as summary statistics (mean, max, min, standard deviation), density probabilities for "at least" or "at most" questions, etc. Type in "output [highest 3 of 4d6]" if you want to see the 4d6-drop-lowest distribution. In fact, it's an entire programing platform where you can script calculations, formulas, functions, loops, and conditions if you like. Amazing! You should go use it and throw a donation at Jasper for his good work. I'm jealous that I didn't think of this first, but he did a better job than I could anyway. (And thanks to Jay Goodenbery for telling me about, I needed to see this!)



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  1. Very nice! There is a similar tool here, which has some advantages of its own (such as increased precision of probabilities and such).

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    1. Oh yeah, that's nice, thank you. Also clever is the "Send the result" by email feature.

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