Archive for October, 2008

Score histories for all quotes now available

Posted on October 3, 2008. Filed under: TypeRacer News |


We’re really keeping the momentum going this week – lots more quotes are available starting today as well as a “Scores for this quote” section at the end of each race!

If you’ve ever wondered how some of the top players fare on a particularly hard quote, now you can find the answer in the Top 10.

Ever get the feeling of déjà vu when you start typing some quote?  I certainly do! Now you can see exactly how many times you’ve actually typed that quote in the past (and hopefully how your speed on this quote has improved)!

The screenshot below shows the improvement of a real TypeRacer user!


Now you might be wondering what are the chances of seeing the same quote again, since they are chosen at random for each race.  We did a Monte Carlo simulation to answer this question.  Turns out that with the current number of available quotes, you are likely to see one repeated quote after about 19 races and 10 repeated quotes after about 75 races.  

The shaded area in the graph below represents the quotes that have been added this week.

Chances of Quotes Repeating

Chances of Quotes Repeating



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