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# User:Stephen Makdisi

BS in Computer Science and GCert in Mathematics, who programs in eccentric languages on eccentric operating systems, prepares and drinks specialty coffee, and writes in foundational, uncial, and italic. A friend to independent music, literary fiction, poetry (reading, writing), and philosophy (analytic, history-of). Enjoys the ocean and detests driving; lives landlocked and a 5-30 minute drive to anything interesting.

Currently working to implement 'n' sequences in J, for some value of 'n', where sequence 'n+1' may be arbitrarily chosen.

I got upset one day that I couldn't quickly figure out the probability of meeting a number when summing the results of rolling an arbitrary set of dice. After a week of research (and four or five revisions over the proceeding weeks), I wrote the following program in J:

`(}. %&(+/) ]) ($&0@# , +//.@(*/)/&: ($&1"0))`

which tells me that the probability of rolling a 14 or better, given a set of (perfect) dice with number of sides 4 6 and 10, is 30.4167%.

And that is how I got interested in combinatorics.