[Air-l] iTunes 7.0
R.Mabry-Hubbard (UMC Student)
ryh352 at mizzou.edu
Tue Sep 19 16:36:40 PDT 2006
> . . . just updated iTunes to 7.0. ... I'm wondering about
> the "randomness factor".
Apparently, a number of people are interested in the algorithm for
randomizing the playlist, too; a GOOGLE search for [iTunes "party shuffle"
algorithm"] produced 477 results and 9,620 results for [iTunes "shuffle"
algorithm randomness]. Here are few of interest.
HOW MUCH DOES ITUNES LIKE MY FIVE-STAR SONGS?
Article explores the algorithm iTunes uses to pick what comes next in a
Party Shuffle playlist.
INFINITE LOOP: A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ITUNES PARTY SHUFFLE
Brian E. Hansen was curious about the exact algorithm iTunes used to select
tracks during its "Party Shuffle" mode
IPOD SHUFFLE: RANDOMNESS
iTunes' shuffle algorithm chooses songs "without replacement." This means
that, until every song has been played - or the shuffle algorithm is
IS AN IPOD ON SHUFFLE TRULY RANDOM? | Ask MetaFilter
It's truly random, but they know that's a problem -- the new iTunes also you
to ... There are some interesting theories about the shuffle algorithm in
the ... [19 comments]
Robin Y. Mabry Hubbard, MBA, EdS
Rural Sociology Doctoral Student - Community Informatics
Email: ryh352 at mizzou.edu My Homepage: http://www.rrchubbard.org
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