# Math people, something for you

Can you make a simulation of this idea - see https://theconversation.com/the-maths-logic-that-could-help-test-more-people-for-coronavirus-134287 - in Snap! ?

I honestly wish I could try to make this, but both approaches in the paper are poorly explained. In the first approach, the author (Kadri) defines l but it's never used or even mentioned in the actual procedure, among other problems. And in approach 2, there's a step function that is said to determine whether or not to add a patient's samples to a cup, but how exactly this is determined is undefined. Maybe it's just arbitrary, but maybe it's not, because a patient's samples can only be added to half of all the cups, no more, no less (and it must be unique, to place further constraint).