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    sm2-plus

    1.0.6 • Public • Published

    Warning: this project has been deprecated

    The algorithm itself has some inherent flaws, open this post to see why this lib is being deprecated.

    If you are still looking for a space repetition lib, check memory-scheduler in lieu of this lib.


    sm2-plus


    This is a JS implementation of a refined version of the SM2 space repetition learning algorithm invented by BlueRaja overcoming some of the inherent issues of the original version. Details about what these issuses are and how BlueRaja solved them can be found in this post.

    Installation

    $ npm install sm2-plus --save
    

    Usage

    import { WORST, BEST, calculate, getPercentOverdue } from 'sm2-plus';
     
    const DAY_IN_MINISECONDS = 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000;
    const getDaysSinceEpoch = () => (
        Math.round(new Date().getTime() / DAY_IN_MINISECONDS)
    );
     
    const TODAY = getDaysSinceEpoch();
     
    const testWord = {
      word: 'test',
      update: TODAY - 17,    
      difficulty: 0.2,
      interval: 100
    };
     
    console.info(calculate(testWord, BEST, TODAY));

    The output should be:

    { 
      difficulty: 0.19,    
      interval: 1,
      dueDate: TODAY+1,
      update: TODAY,
      word: 'test' 
      }

    Among them dueDate is the date the next time when the item should be reviewed.

    Simulation

    It is good to be able to make a evaluation about how many times does the user has to study to totally remember a word in the best case.

    Thus a simulation method was export to do this job.

    The first argument is the initial difficulty and the second argument is the threshold below which a word can be seen as remembered.

    import { simulate } from 'sm2-plus'
    simulate(0.3, 0.1);

    The output would be like this, meaning that in the best condition, a user has to remember a word and select BEST 4 times to make sure that he has mastered the word whose initial difficulty is 0.3.

    Day Index Difficulty
    0 1 0.3
    1 2 0.24117647058823527
    2 3 0.18235294117647055
    3 4 0.12352941176470585
    4 5 0.06470588235294114

    Algorithm Abstract

    Each item should be stored as the following structure:

    • difficulty: How difficult the item is, from [0.0, 1.0]. Defaults to 0.3 (if the software has no way of determining a better default for an item).
    • interval: How many days should occur between review attempts for this item.
    • update: The last date this item was reviewed.

    When reviewing item, choose a performanceRating from [0.0, 1.0], with 1.0 being the best. Set a cutoff point for the answer being “correct” (default is 0.6). Then the item data can be updated using the way described below:

    • percentOverdue= (today - update) / interval) (2 <= percentOverdue)

    • difficulty = difficulty + percentOverdue * (8 - 9 * performanceRating) / 17 (0 <= difficulty <= 1)

    • difficultyWeight = 3 - 1.7 * difficulty

    • interval =

      • 1 + (difficultyWeight - 1) * percentOverdue (for correct answer)
      • 1 / difficultyWeight / difficultyWeight (for incorrect answer)

    Install

    npm i sm2-plus

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    4

    Version

    1.0.6

    License

    ISC

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    106 kB

    Total Files

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    • lotp