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  1. #1 Dutch calc 
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    So I found the need to write a Dutching software program for Windows-pc. I will make this available for anyone when done.
    I'm almost done but thought I'd ask if there's anything you'd like to see in a dutching/hedging calculator that I haven't covered.The reason I'm making this is I've come acrossed instances recently at Woodbine where I'm hedging 6-8 horses. Usually I handle this in my head on the fly, but at my age it seems like 6-8 horses gets my head spinning. This has happened twice in a week now. I will use it mostly for hedging but am making it as robust as I can without ability to parse tote info.
    Features:
    Ability to Dutch, Hedge, Profit lock, Return lock, Bet lock, mix all at the same time up to 9 horses
    Dutching calculator, using fixed stake or profit margin
    Shows tote odds as percent and dutch percent totals
    No text inputs ... all mouse-click or touchscreen

    Let me know if you have some other ideas you'd like to see.
    Oh .... this is for American style horse-racing .... not punters style. lol
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    Thanks for all your insight Prof it’s appreciated
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    Almost done ... just testing. Last call for suggestions. <br>
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    Thinking of adding an ROI projector ...
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    Prof, smart guy....
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    added a save settings function (see new pic)
    I'm planning on making this standalone program ... no install required.
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    Completed!!

    I did have to make an installation package though. Standalone version wasn't adequate.
    Will likely make install/user instructions and include in the package.
    Install is bundled in a zip file.
    I have successfully installed and tested on Win98/Vista/XP/Win7/Win10 !!!

    This is 100% freeware for all. Atleast for those with Windows platforms or emulator.

    Will post when I have online download ready for public consumption.
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    Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by G. MONEY View Post
    Congrats
    Thanks, but really no big deal. Programming was my trade. This is actually the smallest program I've ever written.
    You should see some of my horsey stuff ....... kinda crazy.
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    Prof, would a demo be possible? I'm not a computer guy still pen and paper for me so any help is appreciated. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by HossSense View Post
    Prof, would a demo be possible? I'm not a computer guy still pen and paper for me so any help is appreciated. Thanks
    I actually might make a YouTube video of the entire download/install/demo process to completely simplify everything.
    That would not be right away though.

    Today, I wrote an instructions file and included it in the bundled zip file, explaining installation and software.
    Especially for those that don't know what a computer is doing during install and are paranoid of screwing something up.

    Now I'm looking online for a host.
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    Try GoDaddy? Danica Patrick is a hottie! Just kidding! Saw the TV commercials
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    After spending over a day trying to find a free host .....

    you can now download DutchCalc.zip at https://filehost.net/7d1e5adc30947baa

    It's free but with time delay before download starts.
    I did a download test and it was 100%. Best and least annoying host I've found.
    Or message me your email and I will email the zip. Size is 2.17MB.
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    - installation instructions -
    1) download the DutchCalc.zip file to your hard drive.
    (preferably to a folder you can easily locate)
    2) extract the files from the zip.
    (Generally, using windows explorer, you can right-click on the zip file and select extract all. Recommend allowing zip-extractor to create default folder for files to be placed.)
    3) locate and run the Setup.exe file.
    (this can be done thru Explorer or the Run command in the Start Menu)
    4) Installation will begin ...
    ... User Account Control (if used) will prompt for permission to allow program to make changes.
    ... follow prompts.
    ... if DutchCalc installer message prompts any discrepancies then reply with 'continue' or 'ignore'.
    ... Common discrepancies are inability to read larger hard-drive sizes correctly and residing shared file compare. Selecting 'ignore' on the latter allows DutchCalc to pressume required file already on hard-drive is newer than bundled version, and not modify it.
    ... Installer will display a message when completed. Estimated total time of install: less than 30 seconds.
    5) DutchCalc icon should now be present in your start menu.

    Enjoy!
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    I've created a step-by-step Download/Unzip/Install/Demo video for DutchCalc program on YouTube.
    Start to finish.

    https://youtu.be/WvhaQmi9VdY
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    Download server seems to have a lot of down time.
    Found an alternative file host so DutchCalc.zip can also be downloaded at https://nofile.io/f/GWsSqYaZNy0/DutchCalc.zip
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    DutchCalc has been re-located to
    https://nofile.io/f/rAxOgsBJ9E5/DutchCalc.zip
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    DutchCalc relocated once again .... but this time I put it on my commercial server.
    It won't be subjected to free hosting razzamatazz anymore. Link is also available on my YouTube channel.

    http://www.standardtestingequipment..../DutchCalc.zip

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvhaQmi9VdY
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    thats awesome man. unfortunately im on a mac. but just want to say thanks to you for sharing. very cool of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drpugilist View Post
    thats awesome man. unfortunately im on a mac. but just want to say thanks to you for sharing. very cool of you.
    thanks for the compliment
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