[Coco] Re: Minesweeper

Robert Gault robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Tue Feb 7 22:55:22 EST 2006

Before you get all excited, the numbers are 45 out of 338 not 45 out of 
52. No one is going to deselect 293 for Minesweeper.

Frederick D Provoncha wrote:
>>Message: 5
>>Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 10:04:55 -0500
>>From: "Mike Moore" <mikmoore at math.carleton.ca>
>>Subject: Re: [Coco] Minesweeper
>>To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" 
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>>Yes, but in that case you select 7 of the 52 by the "dart" process 
>>and then
>>use the remaining 45. For less than half you keep the selected ones, 
>>more than half you throw them away and use the remainder. For 
>>exactly 1/2,
>>use either!
>>Mike Moore
> Exactly! Instead of selecting 45 out of 52 using the dart method, start
> out with them all "selected", and then "unselect" 7 at random using the
> dart method! Brilliant, Mike! That would be *much* faster.
> Fred Provoncha
> Stansbury Park, UT

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