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Does anyone know of a program or website that would enable me to cycle 13 students through 6 machines in randomized groups (5 groups of 2, 1 group of 3) so that they get an equal amount of time on each machine with as few repeat partners as possible and in the group of 3 as little as possible?

I hope that made sense. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Oh. You said 'Chit Chat' not Charlie Chaplin. Nevermind.
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OK, so one of the groups is on a train that departs the station at 0900, going 60 mph, and the other...

....wow. I knew I should have paid more attention in school!




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I can help you with twelve, but the thirteenth person throws me. Your going to have to do this on a day when someone is sick or your going to have to fail someone out.
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Shaun L wrote:
Does anyone know of a program or website that would enable me to cycle 13 students through 6 machines in randomized groups (5 groups of 2, 1 group of 3) so that they get an equal amount of time on each machine with as few repeat partners as possible and in the group of 3 as little as possible?

You want to cycle 6 times, so that each person gets an equal amount of time on each machine, while minimizing the number of repeat partners?

If you're cycling 6 times, and you want to minimize the number of times someone is in the group of 3, is it OK to say "machine1 always has 3 people," or does that need to rotate too?
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That's a tough one. In the world of Pinewood Derby racing, there is a concept called the Perfect-N Chart that allows you to schedule races so that each participant gets one rotation slot in each lane (station) and balances the competition by making sure that each participant competes against as many different opponents as possible. Maybe something like that may be helpful. Check out this website for examples.
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You want to cycle 6 times, so that each person gets an equal amount of time on each machine, while minimizing the number of repeat partners?

If you're cycling 6 times, and you want to minimize the number of times someone is in the group of 3, is it OK to say "machine1 always has 3 people," or does that need to rotate too?


The group of 3 has to rotate through the machines because the 3 instructors each stay with their same 2 machines.
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Bearcat89 wrote:
That's a tough one. In the world of Pinewood Derby racing, there is a concept called the Perfect-N Chart that allows you to schedule races so that each participant gets one rotation slot in each lane (station) and balances the competition by making sure that each participant competes against as many different opponents as possible. Maybe something like that may be helpful. Check out this website for examples.


We'll check it out. Thanks.
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