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Anki Decks for remembering alg sets?

pjk

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In the How To Practice thread, the idea of using Anki Spaced Repetition System (SRS) for memorizing alg sets was mentioned. It's actually a great idea. Has anyone used anki or something similar to remember alg sets?

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.
I thought it would be a good idea to start building decks for various alg sets. Would anyone else be interested in this? Or has anyone already built any? I've used Anki for helping learn foreign language vocab and images for a deck of cards, but yet to try it with alg sets.
 

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Me and FJT97 created an Anki Deck for ZBLL, that is tagged into subsets (ZZLL and 2GLL as well), comes with pictures and multiple scrambles, and features fields for
-TH alg
-OH with right hand alg
-OH with left hand alg
-alternatives for everything
-Teamblind Codes

The cases are sorted with the standard AS/H/Pi/S/L/U/T system used by algdb, as well with the CxA etc. system (don't know the name)

I have personally used this to learn ZBLL algorithms and still use it to drill the algs for OH and TH, albeit with somewhat weird settings. I have also used it to learn Teamblind codes for all ZBLL cases.

I have also created a personal deck to learn comms and Letterpairs pretty easily by creating flashcards featuring Letters/Words and Commutator notation algs, and am currently learning corner comms with it.
 

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Me and FJT97 created an Anki Deck for ZBLL, that is tagged into subsets (ZZLL and 2GLL as well), comes with pictures and multiple scrambles, and features fields for
-TH alg
-OH with right hand alg
-OH with left hand alg
-alternatives for everything
-Teamblind Codes

The cases are sorted with the standard AS/H/Pi/S/L/U/T system used by algdb, as well with the CxA etc. system (don't know the name)

I have personally used this to learn ZBLL algorithms and still use it to drill the algs for OH and TH, albeit with somewhat weird settings. I have also used it to learn Teamblind codes for all ZBLL cases.

I have also created a personal deck to learn comms and Letterpairs pretty easily by creating flashcards featuring Letters/Words and Commutator notation algs, and am currently learning corner comms with it.
It works absolutely great for me. And it was quite a tedious job to make that deck :p took a crazy long time. But it was well worth it.

It’s super useful to have a deeper understanding of Anki though as using weird options and filtered decks is what makes it great.


In addition to what Simon said:
The structure is the following:

Front side: scramble and „OH“ or „TH“

Back side: Pic (from algdb) alg and alternative algs.


The caveat of anki is that working together doesn’t really work. While I could give you guys the deck it wouldn’t really be possible to use it as a forum-wide database or something as it’s not really possible to merge the changes of people. But i use it as a personal database and that is absolutely great. finding algs has never been easier. i have anki on my iphone and can just search for 'T2 cxc' for example and voila. its great. im in love with anki!


And BTW: if you are learning any other stuff, anki is absolutely great! Would recommend it in basically every situation. Check out r/anki too :) its so cool to see that anki made it in the speedcubing community!
 
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If I remember correctly, Egide Hirwa has used Anki Decks for ZBLL

This is the video I remembered but the link to the Deck doesn't work anymore.

Maybe if you get in touch with him he will send it to you
Great, thanks.

Me and FJT97 created an Anki Deck for ZBLL, that is tagged into subsets (ZZLL and 2GLL as well), comes with pictures and multiple scrambles, and features fields for
-TH alg
-OH with right hand alg
-OH with left hand alg
-alternatives for everything
-Teamblind Codes

The cases are sorted with the standard AS/H/Pi/S/L/U/T system used by algdb, as well with the CxA etc. system (don't know the name)

I have personally used this to learn ZBLL algorithms and still use it to drill the algs for OH and TH, albeit with somewhat weird settings. I have also used it to learn Teamblind codes for all ZBLL cases.

I have also created a personal deck to learn comms and Letterpairs pretty easily by creating flashcards featuring Letters/Words and Commutator notation algs, and am currently learning corner comms with it.
Awesome. Can you share your decks here so we can use them? I think it would quite useful if we had decks for various alg sets to help people learn them.


It works absolutely great for me. And it was quite a tedious job to make that deck :p took a crazy long time. But it was well worth it.

It’s super useful to have a deeper understanding of Anki though as using weird options and filtered decks is what makes it great.


In addition to what Simon said:
The structure is the following:

Front side: scramble and „OH“ or „TH“

Back side: Pic (from algdb) alg and alternative algs.


The caveat of anki is that working together doesn’t really work. While I could give you guys the deck it wouldn’t really be possible to use it as a forum-wide database or something as it’s not really possible to merge the changes of people. But i use it as a personal database and that is absolutely great. finding algs has never been easier. i have anki on my iphone and can just search for 'T2 cxc' for example and voila. its great. im in love with anki!


And BTW: if you are learning any other stuff, anki is absolutely great! Would recommend it in basically every situation. Check out r/anki too :) its so cool to see that anki made it in the speedcubing community!
Where is speedcubing on the /r/anki? Also, can you share your decks here too for others to use?

I got in touch with Anki with that deck.
I don't think anki will be able to help here. Your best bet is to contact Egide Hirwa and see if he still has it.
 

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Great, thanks.


Awesome. Can you share your decks here so we can use them? I think it would quite useful if we had decks for various alg sets to help people learn them.



Where is speedcubing on the /r/anki? Also, can you share your decks here too for others to use?


I don't think anki will be able to help here. Your best bet is to contact Egide Hirwa and see if he still has it.

yeah, we can share the deck. will post a link here. I have many algs there which arent on algdb yet. maybe there is a way to semi-automatically transfer those to algdb? no idea though.

And to the last point: that was a misaprehension due to my great english skillz :p. i meant to say that that deck of egide was the first time i used anki. i didnt know that anki existed before.
 
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I have many algs there which arent on algdb yet. maybe there is a way to semi-automatically transfer those to algdb?
You tell me which ones they you think are new and I add them for you
 
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