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random: don't bias towards earlier users #97

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missing parens

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jeffkaufman committed Feb 4, 2019
commit 96d8baed656c318f8f1121608e52cc124886dac9
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@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ def determine_if_winner():
rnd = random.random()
points_so_far = 0
for user, user_points in util.get_user_points().items():
if rnd < 0.00001 * user_points + points_so_far:
if rnd < 0.00001 * (user_points + points_so_far):
raise Exception('%s wins!' % user)
points_so_far += user_points
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pavellishin Feb 4, 2019


Doesn't this need to be user_points * 0.00001? Otherwise, the second user will be out of the [0, 1) range, and they're nearly guaranteed to win (as long as the first user has at least one point.)

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jeffkaufman Feb 4, 2019

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Good catch! Fixed with 96d8bae

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