Combinatorics and Probability

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Alexander S. Kulikov
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University of California San Diego

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r/BoardgameDesign • comment
1 points • macduy

You could take a basic course in probability like this one:

Calculating odds in games mostly involves understanding what combinations can arise and using maths to work out the exact numbers. Tools like will then help you once you grasp the basic theory.

r/learnmath • comment
3 points • greginnj

Writing programs usually means understanding an algorithm well enough to represent that algorithm as code. And once you get to a certain level of complexity, that involves programming concepts like loops, which rest on mathematical concepts like getting every element of a set once, but not more than once.

So probability + combinatorics (the mathematics of counting according to a definition of a set) is a good place to start, and khan academy can help you there:

This Coursera course may be of interest to you, and it is starting soon: