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A bridge hand generator
by Thomas Andrews
Easy to use for quick, simple dealing
Customizable output formats
Infinitely extensible via TCL
Easily portable to most platforms
Free Software under GPL license
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Things you can do with Deal:
- Dealing: Generate random deals for your club.
- Bidding practice: Practice general bidding,
or specific situations
- Settle arguments: Was bidding game wise over
that limit raise? Was that the spade nine really the best lead?
- Statistical experiments: How often does a bid
occur? How often does this slam make?
- "Problem solver" contests: Solve magazine
problems, and learn where even the experts go wrong
- Interface with other programs: Deal 3.0 comes
with the ability to call the GIB double dummy solver.
What is Tcl?
Tcl, pronounced "tickle," stands for "Tool command language."
If you are a Windows user, think of it as the Unix equivalent to
Visual Basic. But, unlike Visual Basic, Tcl works on almost all
operating systems, not just those made by Bill Gates.
Tcl is used in a variety of different software, from testing tools
to web software (AOL Server, Vignette) and, of most interest to bridge
players, Floater, the free online bridge program.
The people in charge of Tcl are
Scriptics. But don't let their web site fool you - the basic software is free.
What I'd like in return
Deal is a labor of love, but I'd love it more if I got some feedback.
I see lots of people have downloaded previous versions, but I have no
idea whether people are using it, or could not build it, or tried
it but hated it. So the one thing I ask for is feedback.
Of course, if you want to send me money, just let me know, I'm
sure something can be arranged.
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