Posted by GD on February 23, 2001.
In Reply to: Step-By-Step Guide to Lotto, Lottery Filters in Software posted by Ion Saliu on February 22, 2001.
Thanks, Mr. Saliu. You're a gentleman and a scholar.
: First time poster here, so please excuse any redundancies. I appeal to your better nature to be patient.
: I have downloaded Medieditor lotto software, and I have been able to analyze several hundred cases of lottery data with it easily. Good job, Mr Saliu. I think I understand how to use Medieditor's stats. to generate optimized lotto-5 combinations fairly well...the optimizations however..., but let me summarize your instructions in my own words insofar as I understand them with the hopes that you'll correct me in those areas where I have gone astray:
: 1-Enter lottery data with most recent cases starting at top.
: 2-Click on "stats"/and then click "Lotto5" and then I enter my 800-case lottery file entitled "Lotto5_todate"
: 3-Since I have inputed 800 cases of lottery numbers previously, when Medieditor asks "How many drawings to analyze," I assume I should input all 800 drawings which it already shows in the query box anyway.
: Ion Saliu: I recommend between 100 and 200 past lotto drawings. The last trends are the strongest.
: 4-Next, for "Biggest Lotto5 number" input, it seems self-explanatory; whatever the largest lottery number is in the lottery drawings: in this case, 39.
: 5-Next, click "OK" and after Medieditor's analysis is complete, it displays said analysis.
: 6-The next step is where I am a little shaky; the optimized lotto5 filtering inputs. I understand your directions to be as follows:
: 7-Now that one has the Medieditor lottery analysis, one then clicks on "Lotto" and then "Optimized Lotto5" It then asks for a file name. File "Data5" always appears by default there before I even enter anything, but I assume that I'm supposed to replace it(Data5) with my original lottery data file, "Lotto5-to date" so that the lotto wheel will have those numbers from however many drawings my external filter inputs will tell the optimization routine to do a regression on.
: 7-Next it asks, "From how many previous drawings to eliminate all 3,4 & 5 lotto number groups? Median value: 70 for a 39/5 game."
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