mmcards: Playing Cards Utility Functions
Early insights in probability theory were largely influenced by
questions about gambling and games of chance, as noted by Blitzstein and
Hwang (2019, ISBN:978-1138369917). In modern times, playing cards continue
to serve as an effective teaching tool for probability, statistics, and even
'R' programming, as demonstrated by Grolemund (2014, ISBN:978-1449359010).
The 'mmcards' package offers a collection of utility functions designed to
aid in the creation, manipulation, and utilization of playing card decks in
multiple formats. These include a standard 52-card deck, as well as
alternative decks such as decks defined by custom anonymous functions and
custom interleaved decks. Optimized for the development of educational
'shiny' applications, the package is particularly useful for teaching
statistics and probability through card-based games. Functions include
shuffle_deck(), which creates either a shuffled standard deck or a shuffled
custom alternative deck; deal_card(), which takes a deck and returns a list
object containing both the dealt card and the updated deck; and i_deck(),
which adds image paths to card objects, further enriching the package's
utility in the development of interactive 'shiny' application card games.
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