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Mastering Object-oriented Python by Steven Lott

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Defining a new kind of sequence

A common requirement that we have when performing statistical analysis is to compute basic means, modes, and standard deviations on a collection of data. Our blackjack simulation will produce outcomes that must be analyzed statistically to see if we have actually invented a better strategy.

When we simulate a playing strategy, we should wind up with some outcome data that will be a sequence of numbers that show us the final result of playing a sequence of hands with a given strategy. The rate of play varies from about 50 hands per hour at a crowded table to 200 hands per hour if one is alone with the dealer. We'll assume 200 hands as two hours of blackjack before having to take a biology break.

We could accumulate ...

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