November 25, 2008
Maybe it my fault that I didn’t read the whole of RIM’s documentation or maybe it just not there.
Anyway I was looking for a while for how to print debug messages in the JDE’s debug window and now I found it.
Simply use the system output stream:
System.out.println( "message " + number );
November 4, 2008
Odds conversion is something you will hardly ever need. For most it would be sufficient to use a conversion tables.
But if you actually need to convert odds as part of a script here is how to do so:
There are three types of odds format:
- Fractional: 9/5 for every 5 dollars you invest you get 9 if you win and the original 5 stake.
- Decimal: 2.8 for every dollar you invest you get 2.8 dollars, that include the original stake.
- American: American odds are divided to two parts positives and negatives.
Positive: 180 for every $100 you invest you win $180 and get your $100 stake back.
Negative: -180 to win $100 you need to invest $180, so if you invest $180 and win you get $100 and the $180 stake back.
Conversion between odds is rather simple.
Given the fractional odds
numerator/denominator ( for short:
The decimal odds are computed as
decOdds = ((num+den)/den)The American odds are computed as follow
if (num/den > 1 )
usOdds = ((num/den)*100)
usOdds = ((den/num)*(-100))