Interval multiplier clarification

smelt's Avatar


28 Nov, 2016 09:38 AM

Hi, I just want to confirm how the interval multiplier works. Judging by the explanation in the manual and this link it seems the ease is multiplied by the interval multiplier when calculating a new card interval.

So if I have an ease of 130 and I set the interval multiplier to any number below 77 I will be getting effective ease values below 100. In those cases I would always be running up against the +1 day limit. Therefore any interval multiplier value below 77 would yield the same result? Am I understanding this correctly?

Also, it seems like anki enforces the +1 day limit when I press hard, but a +2 day limit if I press good. Is this just my imagination?

Thank you.

  1. 1 Posted by Vit on 28 Nov, 2016 06:41 PM

    Vit's Avatar

    You are reading the wrong paragraph - it is about Starting Ease.
    Hit Ctrl-f one more time and -->

    "Interval modifier allows you to apply a multiplication factor to the intervals Anki generates. ... if you set it to 80%, intervals will be generated at 80% of their normal size (so a 10 day interval would become 8 days)."

    Unfortunately it works on the %-base and not on a sliding scale :-(
    Fortunately, you can make it work as if it uses a sliding scale.

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