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#1 Jackson4

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:28 PM

I'd like some advice from any programmer on here.

I'm attempting to either get someone to programme a basic tracker software or ask you if I, an absolute novice and noob could do it within a week or two.

It's all for a psychology experiment. What I need is software that will work with a slot machine simulator, tracking the losses and wins in a graph like manner. It's really basic and needs nothing more than to be able to show how many credits someone is down, or up in real time as they 'gamble'.

This isn't some dodgy gambling device it's for an experiment for my Master's and is to actually help understand addiction better.

I'd be hugely thankful for anyone with some input on this smile.gif
 
Possibly some money involved.

 


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#2 An Alien

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:40 PM

If it doesn't require a GUI (graphical user interface), then it should be pretty simple. But then your data would be displayed in numbers.


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#3 Jackson4

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

If it doesn't require a GUI (graphical user interface), then it should be pretty simple. But then your data would be displayed in numbers.

 

Thanks for providing some input.

 

I assume a GUI means it would be on screen? If so yeah, I need that element of it. It needs to be visible on screen like a little tracker in the corner. Would that make it hugely complicated?

 

Actually thinking about it, even a simple digital count of -/+ credits would suffice rather than an actual graph. But it still needs to be visible to the user. So in essence a counter would do the job and in fact might be even better.

 

What do you think?


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#4 tmaxxcar117

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

If you just need to track the numbers and this is a simulation, why not use excel to enter in each win/loss amount.  From there you could easily make your graph.


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