jiacheng said:
HW60: I believe mcbf is using 100 points per day since he stated that vocabulary would be cycled in 3 months, so if I used the same maximum interval, then it's 450.
There are 2 things to calculate:
time until next test (days) = score / points per day
no. of cards per day = no. of cards * points per day / score
You are right, mfcb probably uses a top score of 10,000 and 100 points per day and therefore cycles all of his cards in 100 days. Actually the time will be shorter, because it is unlikely that all his cards have reached the top score.
The settings depend very much on the goals you have. I thought you would like to do not too much testing with Pleco in order to have some time to do other things. Therefore - I thought - you intended to increase the maximum score above the Pleco maximum of 204,800. Now with the no. of cards per day formula you can choose how many cards per day you want to see on average. If you want to keep 100 points per day, you have to repeat
45,000 * 100 / 10,000 = 450 cards per day if you keep the top score at 10,000, and
45,000 * 100 / 204,800 = 22 cards per day if you increase the top score to the Pleco limit of 204,800.
Therefore my impression is that Pleco's top score of 204,800 is not a real problem. If you still want to test less cards per day, you can reduce the points per day e.g. to 20 and repeat
45,000 * 20 / 204,800 = 4,4 cards per day giving you plenty of time to do other things
, but you see your cards only after 10,240 days = more than 28 years :?
Top score and points per day can both be used to change the results in the formulas above. E.g. a top score of 10,000 and 20 points per day lead to the same result of 500 days until next test as would a top score of 50,000 and 100 points per day. If you already decided on your daily workload (cards per day), you can set
top score = no. of cards * points per day / no. of cards per day (with points per day fixed) or
points per day = no. of cards per day * top score / no. of cards (with top score fixed)