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first... do you need help?
I would work for free. I am retired with tons of free time and nothing to do.
I have a degree in Math and I was a programmer for 44 years. but my experience is on the IBM mainframe.

Next is just a question...
in some of the games the number of games (the way the cards are laid out) is astronomical.
how are these calculated or stored?
this fascinates me.

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  • Deathbed?

  • jimjim REGISTERED, GLOBAL_MODERATORS, ADMINISTRATORS
    edited March 29 104.33.68.133

    Hi @deathbed, the number of games is astronomical! We don’t store them all. For example, for a 52 card game, the number of “shuffles” is 52!. That’s 52 factorial which is 52 times 51 times 50 …. which is 80658175170943878571660636856403766975289505440883277824000000000000. That’s more than the number of atoms in our solar system! Given we can’t store that many, we just store the ones people play from a hand curated selection of a few billion shuffles. That may seem like a lot by itself, but people have actually played more than a few billion games on Green Felt already in its short life, so it’s not that big. We try and steer people to a small subset of the shuffles so that there will be people on the high score tables when they finish, so we haven’t had that many shuffles actually played.

    One way to contribute is to answer questions on the forum.

    Have fun,
    -@jim

  • Wow, @Jim....how'd you learn to count that high??? 😊😊

  • A lot of fingers and toes

  • Now, that's unfortunate.

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