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Posted by john oconnor
Oct 23, 2007 at 02:57 AM

 

Has anyone used this program. It sounds very interesting. It includes some great advice on how to formulate knowledge. http://www.supermemo.com/articles/20rules.htm “Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge”

John O’Connor

 


Posted by quant
Oct 23, 2007 at 09:30 AM

 

I used it for about half a year, the concept is old ... but it works, I was able to remember a lot!

But after some time ... I realized that few “items” are mixed (questions with answers), and some are lost. This made it unusable ... so I had a look at how the program stores data. The main engine of the program is strange ... every thing you type inside supermemo is in the database only once, every picture, every word ... I tried various approaches to inserting information in Supermemo, but all the time ... at some point, I got mixed items ... which I couldn’t put up with! The main problem was with pasted images, the program creates a hash name for it ... but it get’s screwed!

I didn’t tested the newest version, cause they don’t have trial ... but I’m sure it’s based on the same idea of how to store data, which I found very prone to cause mix-ups.
There is a yahoo group where you can find a lot of information about the soft http://groups.yahoo.com/group/supermemo

Nevertheless, I still consult their website for tips on how to study, and I found it excellent!!!

 


Posted by Thomas
Oct 23, 2007 at 10:14 AM

 

I used it for a number of years, though on a small scale. Great concept.
The implementation is not necessarily breathtaking, as it’s a bit overcomplicated and has confusing GUI.
It takes some dedication to take off.

As for the data storage…I don’t think it’s a common occurrence. With most software that I own, I heard from others who lost data. Backup backup backup.

Latest version is not available for trial, but all the previous are, and they are very close.

From all the features, I would stress the prioritization algorithm behind Supermemo, and the incremental reading feature. Both unique to Supermemo (except prioritization, where Fullrecall is close competitor due to implementing prioritization through neural network).

 


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