Finding a 'straight' in poker.

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    Esbo is banned. Permanent I believe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    At least, and unintentionally though, he posted a nice recreational challenge and I learnt a lot from it, should I need to write a poker game some time.
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
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    Ya, the code can be studied but I don't think there's any big need for suggestions to esbo, seeing as he/she/it is now banned and cannot see what suggestions are posted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I suspect he can come back with a different login id if he is really deliberate!
    But I will miss him a lot.

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    I sure will not. And I'm sure that if esbo comes back, we'll spot him/her/it immediately. There's a reason for the permanent ban.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thanks Elysia. You're a programming master! How the hell do you know every thing?
    And how exactly will you stop him from coming back? I think if he changes his ways (that will be good anyway)
    then probably we can not spot him so easily!
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    I think if he changes his ways (that will be good anyway)
    then probably we can not spot him so easily!
    If he does change his ways, there would be no reason to ban him again.

    His ban is temporary, though it may be made permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    And how exactly will you stop him from coming back? I think if he changes his ways (that will be good anyway)
    then probably we can not spot him so easily!
    I can't stop esbo from coming back.
    And if esbo comes back as someone else, then that's a good thing. Though we may not spot esbo, if esbo changes his/her/its ways, then everyone will be happy again.
    But if we find someone who tells everyone to make all variables global, then...
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia
    But if we find someone who tells everyone to make all variables global, then...
    Ha! Ha! Ha!

    But I really miss him

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    I hardly knew him ... and yet I weep.
    I don't know where the global variable issues stem from.
    Perhaps he wasn't given enough space as a child, constantly blocked in,
    having the feeling that he only existed during breast_feeding(double d).
    If only daddy wasn't void drunk() const!

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    Ha! Ha! I am back!
    Not too sure what happened, I guess they didn't like some of my posts, must be more careful in future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Ya, the code can be studied but I don't think there's any big need for suggestions to esbo, seeing as he/she/it is now banned and cannot see what suggestions are posted.
    You don't really believe I that I could not see the messages do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oogabooga View Post
    In a previous post I gave the probability for a pair in 3 cards,
    but that's just the flop. As shown below, for all 5 community cards
    the odds are basically 50/50, so that's why you see so many pairs
    on the table!
    Code:
    Number of possible 5-card combinations:
      n = 52 * 51 * 50 * 49 * 48 = 311875200
    Number of possible 5-card combinations _without_ a pair:
      m = 52 * 48 * 44 * 40 * 36 = 158146560
    Probability of 5-card combination not having a pair:
      m / n     = 0.5051
    So probability of 5-card combination having a pair:
      1 - m / n = 0.4929
    I guess if you wanted a really difficult challange you could calculate the probability of a
    hand winning pre-flop. There is a program called pokerstove which does it, I am not sure
    how, I think it just runs loads of simulations or something like that.
    But I guess you could also work it out mathematically, it might do that too for some hands,
    except perhaps where one hand is a random hand which woud be harder.

    I gues for example if you had Ah Jc aginst say 4c9d you could work it out.
    First you might work out all the hands where nothing is paired for example in which case the first hand would win, but you would have to exclude straights and flushes, then go on to consider pairs, sets, full house etc......
    It would be very complicacted but I guess it is 'do able'.

    Gong back to pairs though, I basically go on the 50/50 basis from experience, if I have not got a pair I usually fold my hand, however in some circumstances I will bet without a pair, for example if I have AK and the board is all low cards on the basis that my opponent would not have played any of those low cards anyway. A lot of players will not play anything below a 10, unless they hold a pocket pair, in which case you are in big trouble , however a lot of players will push all in preflop with mid to low pocket pairs.
    Last edited by esbo; 01-17-2008 at 11:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esbo View Post
    You don't really believe I that I could not see the messages do you?
    You couldn't. For a time.
    Aww, and it was such a nice time when you were gone. Too bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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