Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

I am looking for a good dice calculator with a number of options for calculating odds.
I was using one on my iPhone call Dice Odds that was perfect, but with the latest iOS update, it no longer works. I contacted the developer and offered to make a donation but never received a response.
Here are the functions that Dice Odds has that I am interested in:
Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get specific rolls, including wildcards. For example, roll 4d6 and chances to get at least one six.
Roll X d6, calculate odds to get certain total (equal, less than, higher than). For example, roll 2d6 an calculate odds to get greater than a 9 (or maybe equal to a 5). Dice Odds also let you remove dice.
Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get a hit, where a hit can be equal to, less than, or greater than a certain number.
It would be really cool if the app could do other dice (d4, d8, d12, etc).
I have seen anydice.com, but I am not sure it does all of these things.
Right now, I am trying to calculate the odds of rolling 4d6 and getting doubles, both specfic doubles and any doubles.
Thanks in advance.

Ian Toltz
United States Boston Massachusetts
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dougbass68 wrote: Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get a hit, where a hit can be equal to, less than, or greater than a certain number.
I'm pretty sure that for any real number A, the odds of you rolling less than, equal to, or greater than A on a die are 1.

Tim Mirkes
United States La Crosse Wisconsin
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I use Small Roller for Dungeons and Dragons. It seems to do pretty well, although I'm not sure it does everything you're looking for. Take a look and see if it's what you want.
http://www.fnordistan.com/smallroller.html

Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

Asmor wrote: dougbass68 wrote: Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get a hit, where a hit can be equal to, less than, or greater than a certain number. I'm pretty sure that for any real number A, the odds of you rolling less than, equal to, or greater than A on a die are 1. I was referring to three separate options the program has.

Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

tlmirkes wrote: I use Small Roller for Dungeons and Dragons. It seems to do pretty well, although I'm not sure it does everything you're looking for. Take a look and see if it's what you want. http://www.fnordistan.com/smallroller.html Thanks, I will take a look at it!

Lang Bedang
Canada Ontario
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dougbass68 wrote: Right now, I am trying to calculate the odds of rolling 4d6 and getting doubles, both specfic doubles and any doubles.
Found this  hope it helps:
What is the probability of rolling a "pair" when tossing 4 dice? "The pair can be any one of 6 numbers. The other two singletons can be among the other five. So there are 6*combin(5,2)=60 combinations already. There are combin(4,2)=6 combinations of dice on which the pair can appear. The two singletons can be arrange in two ways. So there are 60*12=720 ways to throw a pair. The total number of all ways to throw the dice is 64=1296. So the probability is 720/1296 =~ 55.56%."
http://wizardofodds.com/askthewizard/probability/dice/

Mike Mestemaker
United States Wheeling Illinois

http://anydice.com/

Ian Toltz
United States Boston Massachusetts
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oudknoei wrote:
dougbass68 wrote: I have seen anydice.com, but I am not sure it does all of these things.

Ian Toltz
United States Boston Massachusetts
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Eh, what the hell. I'm bored, so I went ahead and read up on anydice to figure out how to do the stuff you wanted.
dougbass68 wrote: Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get specific rolls, including wildcards. For example, roll 4d6 and chances to get at least one six.
output [4d6 contains 6]
Quote: Roll X d6, calculate odds to get certain total (equal, less than, higher than). For example, roll 2d6 an calculate odds to get greater than a 9 (or maybe equal to a 5). Dice Odds also let you remove dice.
output 2d6 > 9
Quote: Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get a hit, where a hit can be equal to, less than, or greater than a certain number.
output 2d6 > 9 output 2d6 = 9 output 2d6 < 9
Actually, I don't see how your second and third questions differ...

Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

Asmor wrote: Eh, what the hell. I'm bored, so I went ahead and read up on anydice to figure out how to do the stuff you wanted. dougbass68 wrote: Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get specific rolls, including wildcards. For example, roll 4d6 and chances to get at least one six. output [4d6 contains 6] Quote: Roll X d6, calculate odds to get certain total (equal, less than, higher than). For example, roll 2d6 an calculate odds to get greater than a 9 (or maybe equal to a 5). Dice Odds also let you remove dice. output 2d6 > 9 Quote: Roll X d6 and calculate odds to get a hit, where a hit can be equal to, less than, or greater than a certain number. output 2d6 > 9 output 2d6 = 9 output 2d6 < 9 Actually, I don't see how your second and third questions differ... The third option is more about hits. For example, if a "hit" is a 5 or 6 on a single die, what are the odds of getting 2 hits on 4 dice. Or 3 hits on 6 dice. Etc.
Sorry I wasn't clearer.

Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

oudknoei wrote: I tried a simple expression to calculate the odds of rolling 4 dice and getting a 6:
output [4d6 contains 6]
What I want are the odds of getting two sixes and anything else. Something like this:
output [4d6 contains {6,6}]
(or)
output [4d6 contains {6,6,?,?}]
Can't seem to figure out the syntax for that...

Ian Toltz
United States Boston Massachusetts
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Ah, that's a bit trickier. Have to write a function for it. Here's what I came up with:
function: M at least N { result: M >= N }
HITDIE: [d6 at least 4]
output 2dHITDIE
EDIT: Wrote this before your last message... This is for the 3rd thing, the number of dice at least a particular number.
Of course, you can make this work with your last message as well. Just do "[d6 at least 6]"...

Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

dougbass68 wrote: oudknoei wrote: I tried a simple expression to calculate the odds of rolling 4 dice and getting a 6: output [4d6 contains 6] What I want are the odds of getting two sixes and anything else. Something like this: output [4d6 contains {6,6}] (or) output [4d6 contains {6,6,?,?}] Can't seem to figure out the syntax for that... Maybe I got it... I think it might be 13.19% if someone can confirm...
I did: output [count {6} in 4d6]
and then added the chances of gettings two 6's + three 6's + four 6's.
What about any doubles, i.e. two 1's OR two 2's OR two 3's, etc.
Can I just multiply 13.19% by 6?

Doug Bass
United States WinstonSalem North Carolina

Asmor wrote: Ah, that's a bit trickier. Have to write a function for it. Here's what I came up with:
function: M at least N { result: M >= N }
HITDIE: [d6 at least 4]
output 2dHITDIE
EDIT: Wrote this before your last message... This is for the 3rd thing, the number of dice at least a particular number.
Of course, you can make this work with your last message as well. Just do "[d6 at least 6]"... Excellent  thanks! I just need to learn the syntax. Starting to get the hang of it... I think. Your example helps me.


