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How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this? [more inside]
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

What IT conferences should I budget this year?

What IT/programming/technology type conferences should I try to go to this year (June 2012 - June 2013)? I have to come up with a list of 3 by Thursday for my manager! [more inside]
posted by The Supreme Dominar on Apr 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Help learning regex

I have a brain-block when it comes to Regex and really need to learn it. Can anybody suggest really good tutorials with little exercises to reinforce the info? I've tried so many times to get a grasp and it just escapes me and would be invaluable for school/work since I'm doing a lot of string processing in Perl and PHP. Thanks!
posted by Raichle on Apr 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Yet Another File Manager Question

Help me find an online file manager that doesn't suck! Everything I've found so far falls into two categories, either (a) sucking, a lot, or (b) requiring, for inexplicable reasons, a database backend. I just want something that will handle file uploads and basic file management (move, rename, delete, copy). [more inside]
posted by larsks on Dec 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Regex crisis...

Regular Expressions / PHP preg_replace problem. Can this be made to work...? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Oct 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Need a replacement for formmail.pl

What is a proven contemporary replacement for formmail.pl? [more inside]
posted by the matching mole on Aug 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Live AIS data is a web browser

Hi, Another oddball question... I have a live data stream of AIS data and I would like to take the data and ultimately display it on a world map through a web browser. The problem is that I have no clue as to how I would display live updated information on a map. [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

What shopping cart software should I set up?

Best starting point for e-commerce / shopping cart software? I'm a competent Perl programmer with background in several other languages, who wants to create a decidedly minimalist-looking web site shopping cart for a client. I expect to hack Perl or PHP code, but would like to hack things that are designed to be hacked. Anyone tried CRE Loaded? Other recommendations? Other places to ask? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Database application freelancer seeking programming language advice

I'm planning on starting a database freelancing business. I understand a lot of people prefer Microsoft Access or FileMaker. With the current evolving trend of applications going on the web and add to that my somewhat good experience with PHP, HTML, Javascript and CSS I'm seeking a cross platform efficient application environment. This is why I believe Access and FileMaker are not an option, I'm also more experienced with high level languages than I am with Access or FileMaker. [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access?

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Looking for non-WYSIWYG web-based file editor app

Old-school, non-WYSIWYG web-based file editor apps. Do they still exist? [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

I need dynamic pages without PHP or a database. What are my options?

Without access to PHP, MySQL, or any other fancy server-side stuff I still need to have dynamic pages. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by genial on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Other frameworks akin to Ruby on Rails?

What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

MT PHP API?

Movable Type PHP library: is it possible to use the PHP library in the same fashion as the perl library? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Online RSS reader?

Is there a server-based RSS aggregator that works like Safari RSS? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Apr 13, 2006 - 12 answers

How fast can information be through socket connections?

LatencyFilter: I'm making a multiplayer flash game, where players communicate with each other via a socket connection to a server. How fast can information be sent like this? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Oct 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Refresh vs. Form Re-submission

Form re-submission woes! How can I catch page refreshes and prevent form values from being re-submitted? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Sep 16, 2005 - 9 answers

Generate an RSS feed from flat files?

I'd like to generate an RSS feed from flat files in a directory. [more inside]
posted by bshort on Sep 15, 2005 - 2 answers

Generating new comment counts

What's the most efficient way to provide a MeFi-style x new comments count for a MeFi-style chat board? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Mar 28, 2005 - 7 answers

BBEdit equivalency?

On the Mac, if I need to munge text in extremis, I prefer to use BBEdit. Recently, on the PC, I am finding myself in need of a text editor which is similar to BBEdit. I will use it both for coding and for text-cleaning. I prefer freeware and shareware but that's by no means the deciding factor. Which programs should I check out? Which should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Mar 16, 2005 - 21 answers

Transforming XML with XSL

I need a new way of transforming XML with XSL. Till date I've used PHP's Sablotron, which I absolutely love and is simple to use, but my host keeps forgetting to enable and include it each time they recompile Apache, so I was wondering if someone here knows of a way to do the same with either Perl or JSP/Tomcat or even PHP as long as it is without Sablotron's xslt_create(). [more inside]
posted by riffola on Mar 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Grabbing a file via auth HTTPS

Using a PHP, Perl, or cron, how do I grab a xml page from a my TiVo that requires https authorization? I have the username and password. [more inside]
posted by riffola on Feb 26, 2005 - 16 answers

Learning programming via web apps

Learning programming via web apps. [+] [more inside]
posted by daksya on Feb 15, 2005 - 21 answers

Password-Protection

Is there a script (perl or php, no MySQL because I don't understand it and don't want to learn it) that password-protects a webpage so that it can be viewed only by someone who logs in with a username and a password, and also logs that user, so that you can have a record (very important) of who's viewed the page? If so, where can I get me one?
posted by iconomy on Jan 26, 2005 - 11 answers

Need replacement for Formmail and NMS Formmail

Due to "security concerns," my web host provider has just banned two Form-to-email scripts (Formmail and NMS Formmail). Now I'm hard up to find a replacement. Any ideas? I'd prefer a solution that doesn't require a mastery of PERL to configure.
posted by Pinwheel on Jan 17, 2005 - 4 answers

Graphical images script

I am looking for a simple script (perl,php,whatever) or even binary utility that can programatically render graphical images in this manner: take XYZ font (true-type/postscript/whatever) and render an image with the text ABC.

Does such a thing exist?
posted by xmutex on Nov 12, 2004 - 13 answers

Setting up a document archive of text files and links.

I need to set up a database-driven document archive of mostly text files and links. I want the archive to have a tree structure and allow the public to browse it without logging in. I want each file to have a description. I prefer PHP or Perl and need to use it on a shared hosting account. I would think something open source like this would be out there, but I can't find it. Any advice?
posted by johnnydark on Sep 4, 2004 - 2 answers

Need a Perl or PHP script that does what del.icio.us does

Does anyone know of a Perl or PHP or Python script that can basically do the same thing that del.icio.us does? I also wonder whether the code of del.icio.us itself is for sale.
posted by hoder on Jun 28, 2004 - 6 answers

Tomcat woes

I have Apache 2.0 running. I can easily set stuff up like mod_perl and PHP. I want to start developing w/ Java and I want to run servlets and Tomcat scares me. Does it run under Apache? Seperate from Apache? Any info appreciated.
posted by xmutex on Jun 23, 2004 - 5 answers

Is it difficult to change to LAMP/Java from ASP/.NET? Is the open source thing really sticking?

I have been looking at changing my web development focus from Windows/ASP/.NET to LAMP(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) because my gut is telling me that this is where things are going. Oh, Java should be in there as well.

What's the skinny on LAMP in the real world (Netcraft surveys aside)? Is it difficult to change to LAMP/Java? Is the open source thing really sticking?
posted by grefo on Jan 9, 2004 - 14 answers

Learning Perl, PHP, MySQL

I'm interested in filling out my workday learning perl, php and mysql at my own speed. I have no programming background. Anybody have any good experiences with any online courses, or any other advice? Money is not an object, what is important is good structure (logical progression of concepts) and the ability to get personalized help when needed.
posted by luser on Dec 17, 2003 - 25 answers

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