Talk:Penney's game

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Latest comment: 9 years ago by Gerard Schildberger in topic keeping score

keeping score

This Rosetta Code task (Penney's Game) states to keep score, which I interpreted as playing multiple games (or a better word would be innings;   a game would therefore consist of several innings),   and keeping a running tally of the number of wins.   Am I interpreting "keeping score" correctly?   I would think just saying that the human won or lost after just one inning isn't keeping score for the game (of the total number of wins). -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 20:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I meant only checking for the players sequence in the coin flips but what you state may be a popular extension.
I tried to pitch the task for a less experienced coder, or someone with not much time. --Paddy3118 (talk) 04:08, 28 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
p.s. you only need output of two not six games.--Paddy3118 (talk) 04:11, 28 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I considered the six innings as one game (so as to keep score of the number of wins).   Otherwise, a (the) score would only reflect a win or a loss, not a number of wins over six innings.   I guess it boils down to what a "game" is. -- Gerard Schildberger (talk) 05:33, 28 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]