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Dear Experts, I have this personal project in mind, please tell me the best way to go about it.

The steps I have envisiond are as follows in vb6.

1. Load a flexgrid with the past results of EuroMillions Lottery Numbers.

2. On another flexgrid show the ball numbers and the frequencies of those ball numbers.

3. Construct a MSChart 2d Line graph of the tally in the second flexgrid, and a best fit line.

4. Construct a fractal from the best fit line, maybe a 2d Lorentz attractor(if there is such a fractal)

5. From the fractal construct a probability estimate of where the next points are likely to  be for the 5 balls of the lottery.

6. Extract those numbers and present the lottery lines as a list, most likely to least likely lines.

Does what I propose make any sense, please let me know ?
Maybe I have assumed things that are not true, please tell me what they are.
I am happy to give more information as requested.
Thank you.
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I think that your design makes perfect sense. There is nothing in it that I would do differently. So, the only comment I want to offer is to consider that the two databases you intend to create present the data you need for later evaluation in compliance with two criteria:-
1. Ease of entry
2. Format of use
In fact, you already seem to have considered these requirements and accommodated them perfectly into your scheme. Your first database records the past numbers which are entered simply as a record of what was drawn. Perfect. The second database is, in fact, an evaluation of the first, presenting numbers in a format that will be of use to your further plans. Be sure that you don't lose sight of your targets as you proceed.
Your third point isn't clear to me. Is it that you wish to merely show the projection? Or do you intend to draw conclusions from what is shown? Your description of point 4 seems to indicate the latter which wouldn't be very logical. If the best line fit can be computed the computer would provide numbers according to which the line is drawn and which you then need again in step 4. In other words, you can't draw the line of step 3 without having the numbers for step 4. That would make step 3 superfluous except for graphic demonstration of the process. In order to implement your plan you would need to let your computer compute the points of the line of best fit which you then read from the graph and enter into step 4 manually - not the way to go.
Once this cycle has been resolved your plan continues with perfect logic. From the fractal create a probability and from that a recommendation.
I wouldn't bet on the results of your calculations. Nor do I know about the mathematics you need to employ. But if I were to write such a program that is definitely the way to go about it.
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Thank you for your answer, I am very happy to read that you think the steps I have outlined are quite logical, and I am going to go ahead with the project on Experts Exchange.
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Thank you. I wish you success!
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