# Domino Data Lab

Domino Data Lab is an end to end data science platform. It connects to version control systems like bitbucket, provides interactive workspaces, and allows for model api development.

Dominoes are normally twice as long as they are wide. Each side has a value, or number of spots or pips, from six to none or blank.

## Origin

Domino is a mutant who possesses the ability to manipulate the laws of probability, making it possible for her to receive good luck while others experience bad. This can range from an enemy’s equipment malfunctioning to hitting just the right button to shut down a machine. She uses this skill to help re-form X-Force, working alongside Shatterstar and the time-traveler Cable (Nathan Summers).

Domino’s power is triggered by her emotions, which can be channeled to alter the probability of events. She often finds herself surrounded by a psionic aura that causes improbable events to occur.

The term domino effect is an American idiom coined by Joseph Alsop, who used it to describe the way one small trigger can cause a sequence of events that leads to a large outcome. The idiom’s roots can be traced to the Cold War and the spread of Communism, but it is now often applied to situations that involve one small action that affects many different people or places.

## Rules

In a game of domino, players take turns placing a domino tile on the table and positioning it so that its matching ends touch each other. The shape of the resulting domino chain develops at random according to the whims and limitations of the playing surface. Each player scores the difference between their own and their opponent’s unplaced pieces.

Before each game, the players shuffle the tiles face down on a flat playing surface thoroughly mixing them by moving them with their hands. One player then draws the number of tiles he is permitted to take for his hand.

Some games include the use of spinners. These are doubles that can be played on all four sides of the domino. Counting the open ends of the line of play is used in some games to determine a score.

## Variations

There are many different domino games, and the rules of each vary slightly. Generally, the line of play is formed when players match the pips on their open end. In some games, such as Chicken Foot and Matador, the doubles serve as spinners, allowing the line to branch. Some games, such as muggins and bendomino, use curved tiles that are not compatible with the line of play.

In some scoring variations, a player who goes out receives 0 points and the other players score the total of the pips on their remaining dominoes. The player with the lowest total pips wins. In other scoring variations, each round is played until one player cannot go. In this case, the player who holds the heaviest double begins the next game.

## Materials

Typically, dominoes are made from plastic or other synthetic materials. They are often molded with colored dots to provide an alternative to traditional ivory. However, the dominoes are less durable than those from Maria Lamping, and their rounded edges can lead to unexpected light reflections when viewed from different angles.

The identity-bearing face of a domino is divided visually into two squares, each marked with an arrangement of spots called “pips.” Each of the two sides may have different values, including none (represented by a blank or empty spot).

A felt table is best for playing dominoes because it helps to keep the backs and faces of the tiles from being scratched. It also mutes sound and cushions the dominoes. Some people prefer to use a special moulded cardboard case to store their set.

## Scoring

In most Domino games, the player who wins a hand gains points equivalent to the number of spots on the dominoes that remain unplaced. These spots belong to either the suit of threes, fives, or blanks.

In some games, the winner scores for each domino played that matches an open end of an existing chain. For example, a double six placed horizontally produces open ends of 4 and 5; the next domino to be played must match these ends, so that one or both of the ends of the new domino are divisible by five or three.

Other scoring systems subtract the total pip value of outstanding tiles from a player’s or team’s running total, usually rounded to a multiple of five. These values are then added to the winning player or team’s match score.