## 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?
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

## How do I calculate the probability of a specific sum of repeated die rolls?

I'm looking to learn how to calculate probabilities for a multi-round dice game. I've researched this question some, and it looks like I might need to know how to use the multinomial distribution, but I can't find any good introductions. Please point me to the most layman-accessible educational material on this subject, and help me to help myself.
posted by Richard Daly on Sep 28, 2012 - 6 answers

## Help me make planet dice.

Is there an easy way to map a sphere onto a dodecahedron? I'm playing with the idea of generating "planet dice."
posted by Karmakaze on Mar 19, 2012 - 11 answers

## Straightforward Dice Probability

Please refresh my memory with regard to a straightforward question of fair dice and probability.
posted by Justinian on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

## Help me learn to figure out dice probability for games

Help me teach myself enough about probability to properly balance the board game I want to design.