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Kiddo

Senior Newbie

 « Posted 2011-03-01 03:11:38 »

Hello everyone,

Question:
Can anyone direct me to good resources for pattern generation code? (i.e. code that will make patterns for me.)

Details:
I want to make a pattern recognition game where the player must decide what the next element in the sequence should be. There are two ways, in my mind, to go about this:

1) construct the patterns myself and implement them. OR
2) think up an algorithm that I can use to generate the patterns.

Naturally I prefer the latter but the resources I've found (from google searching and wiki) don't really help me much. If anyone can help me out I would greatly appreciate it
pitbuller
 « Reply #1 - Posted 2011-04-02 10:47:31 »

Try doing both. First make dozen pattern yourself and and random element after that. It's easier that way.
Example.
 1 `1,2,3,4,5,6,X`

Now you can multiply those with any random seed.
Example 2.

 1 `1,2,4,8,16,32,X`

Now you can multiply this or change the base number.

With that approach I bet you can solve this problem easily.
philfrei
 « Reply #2 - Posted 2011-04-09 00:30:01 »

But there are so many different types of sequences!

Here's an idea for generation a simple class of sequences:

Map a set of functions to integers. For example: 1 for +, 2 for -, 3 for *, 4 for /, 5 for mod, etc.

Then, use a random number generator to pick what function or functions and what other integer or integers to use in that function. Maybe even use another random number generator to pick how many functions.

Then, make yourself a simple parser to do the computation.

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N15M0

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 « Reply #3 - Posted 2011-04-18 08:10:43 »

Ey there

I figured I could help when I attempted to make  a game very similar to this a while back.

If you would like the patterns to be completely randomized, you may create a method(or a few) to generate a pattern by means of a Random generator.

In a simple way, you may create a line to represent your pattern. The game I had was a lame attempt at a 4k game, where 5 circles were shown , and the 6th had to be guessed by the player.

There are 2 main things to take into consideration: how often your pattern will tesselate(or repeat) and how the data is selected to be shown(which colors to show).

By looking into this, you can code yourself a genertor for a random tesselation number and random numbers to represent an image to show.

Understand what I'm getting to?
Hope I helped a bit
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