Need help to configure a custom repition algorithm

Hello,

I’m absolutly new to anki, but I learned with flash cards years before extremly succesfull.
Now I would like to use my learning system / algorithm which I know works well for me.

I want to switch to anki, because I restructuring myself to work completely digitally (because of the great number of cards).

Unfortunately, I feel a little lost in Anki’s settings - and would be extremely grateful and happy if someone could help me briefly about which settings I need to make and how.

My learning system (with physical cards, with 14 boxes) is working like this and that’s how I would like to configure anki:
(example with a new card)

-Starting always with level 1 cards, maximum 100 new cards:

  1. First day (or next day)
    New card (I call it level 1) must be answered 3 times correctly, doesn’t matter how often I answered wrong. Until the card is not answered 3 times correctly, the card is not leveling up. (the 3 correct answers must be after each other, so “right-wrong-right-right” does not count, but “wrong-right-right-right” count.) After this 3 correct answers the card becomes lvl 2.

  2. Second day (or next day)
    Lvl 2 Card must be answered 3 times correctly to become level 3 card (again after each other). Wrong answers DON’T reset the card to a level 1 card.

  3. Third day (or next day)
    Lvl 3 card must be answered 3 times correctly to become a level 4 card. If in this step one time the answere is wrong, the card becomes immediately a Level 1 card and is treated like a new card.

  4. Fifth day (or 1 day break)
    The level 4 card must be answered 2 times correctly to become a level 5 card. If one answer is wrong, it becomes a lvl 3 card and is treated like on the third day.

  5. Seventh day (or 2 days break)
    The lvl 5 card must be answered 1 time correctly to become a lvl 6 card. If one answer is wrong, it becomes a lvl 3 card and is treated like on third day

(for example: so if wrong on this point, the card is showed the next day again (like lvl3) with the task to answer it 3 times right, to go for lvl 4 and lvl 5 again with day breaks. If it’s unsuccessful on lvl 5 and the next day I can’t repeat it 3 times right, something went wrong with my medium-term memory and I better treat the card like a new one (lvl1).)

  1. 11th day (or 4 days break)
    The level 6 card must be answered 1 time correctly to become a lvl 7 card. If it’s wrong it becomes a lvl 3 card.

  2. 18th day (or 7 days break)
    The level 7 card must be answered 3 times correctly to become a lvl 8 card. If it’s wrong it becomes a lvl 3 card.

  3. 32nd day (or 14 days break)
    The level 8 card must be answered 4 times. 3 answers from this 4 showed times must be right to become a lvl 9 card. If not the card becomes lvl 4.

  4. 53rd day (or 3 weeks / 21 days break)
    The lvl 9 card must be answered 2 times correctly to become a lvl 10 card. If not, the card becomes a lvl 5 card.

  5. 63rd day (or 1 month / 4 weeks / 30 days break)
    The lvl 10 card must be answered 3 times correctly to become lvl 11 card. If not, the card becomes a lvl 3 card, because something went wrong with my long-term memory.

  6. 123rd day (or 2 month / 60 days break)
    The lvl 11 card must be answered 4 times. 3 times it must be the correct answer to become lvl 12. If not the card becomes lvl 7.

  7. 213rd day (or 3 month / 90 days break)
    The lvl 12 card must be answered 2 times correctly to become a lvl 13 card. If not it becomes lvl 7.

  8. 393rd day (or 6 month / 180 days break)
    The lvl 13 card must be answered 1 time correctly to become lvl 14 card. If not it becomes lvl 7.

  9. 753 day (or yearly repition deck)
    The level 14 card is asked 7 times. 4 answers must be correct for staying a lvl 14 card. If 3 answers are correct it becomes lvl 10. If 2 or 1 answer is correct it becomes lvl 8. If I can’t remember anything after showed 7 times and no answer was right, it becomes lvl 6.

My first question is - is it possible to set this up with the standard deck settings of anki?
And if not, could someone help me to edit the algorithm? My coding skills aren’t spectacular yet and I don’t want to create fatal misstakes which then negatively affect my learning.

Thank you very, very much if you can help me & of course for your answers.

With kind regards.
pingu

I can only answer to your first question: the algorithm in anki is completely different: there are no levels, and in anki there are only three different types of cards:

  • New cards:
  • Learning / Relearning cards
  • Review cards.

https://docs.ankiweb.net/studying.html

My recommendation is to spend some time reading the manual and / or watching some YouTube videos to get the basic idea of how the program works.

Even if Anki’s approach may be completely different, it could work for you.

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Hi @cqg ,
thank you for your answer. Yes I even looked up the manual and how anki works and I thought if it’s possible to change / edit the algorithm like i want :slight_smile: Because I never used the anki algorithm, but used “my system” for years :slight_smile:
But ok, I think I will try anki’s algorithm for 100-200 cards to get a feeling if it works for me or not =)

Thank you and have a nice day (=

Greetings

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I’ve also used my “own”, complex algorithm for years. After trying Anki I just discovered that its algorithm worked much better (and it was much easier to use) for me.

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