# Distribution Of Dice Sums

## 13 February 2022 - 1 answer

I want to study the distributions of sums of dice, especially what happens when the number of dice increases

And for that I know that I have to create a function using a list of numbers and an integer n as arguments and allowing to produce another list of numbers corresponding to the sum of n numbers, a list of if the input list of numbers is {xi} and they asked to use a while loop to iterate through the list of numbers.

If anyone has any ideas that would be greatly appreciated :)

Well this is a fun experiment, If i understand your question correctly you are looking for distribution of dice sums with variation in dice counts.

Below is the code to get you started

``````import random
def simulatediceplay(num_of_dice):
sum = 0
for i in range(num_of_dice):
sum +=random.randint(1,6)
return sum

def generateplay(num_of_dice,num_of_runs):
lst = []
for i in range(num_of_runs):
lst.append(simulatediceplay(num_of_dice))
return lst

lst = generateplay(4,1000)
import seaborn as sns
sns.distplot(lst);
``````

Output (for simulation of 1000 dice throws of 4 dices :

Output (for simulation of 1000 dice throws of 8 dices :

Below code can help you generate how the stddev and mean changes for the different dice counts

``````import statistics
listdice =[]
listdev = []
listmean = []
for i in range(1,20):
lst = generateplay(i,1000)
listdice.append(i)
listdev.append(statistics.stdev(lst))
listmean.append(statistics.mean(lst))

# draw lineplot
sns.lineplot(x=listdice, y=listmean)
# draw lineplot
sns.lineplot(x=listdice, y=listdev)
``````