using the Lightning Network
In case no route is found, the ID of the node Danish Lightning may be found on Danish Lightning
An explanation may be found here
The index is the fair price for a service for you, given your knowledge of the service and your discount factor. Your knowledge is the history - the number of your successes and failures of the service. The price is measured in a unit, where a failure has value nought, and a succes has value unity.
Getting a succes next time, the service is tried, does have a value. Not the same as getting a succes this time, but maybe 90% of it. Then you discount factor is 90%
You may have found a good service, 2 successes against 1 failure. It may, however, proove advantageous to try a new service, so that you eventually may find a better one. How high your discount factor be, for this to be the case?
To solve this, compare the Gittins indices for 0 successes and 0 failures with the ones for 2 successes and 1 failure for various high discount factors.
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