Can someone ELI5 how the Wanikani SRS system works?

How does WaniKani know when my next review should be? How does it know how many cards should be in that review, and which cards they are? Finally, how does the math work for determining when something is truly burned, enlightened, etc.

TLDR; how does WaniKani’s SRS work?

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Because there are predefined intervals for how long the wait is depending on the level of the item. And depending on if the item goes up or a down they choose the corresponding wait interval.

By tagging them with the next review interval in the database table for the user?

Do you not know how software works? :thinking::face_with_raised_eyebrow: The system isn’t magic…

Fastest progress possible
Review SRS Level Total Wait Next Level
Lesson Apprentice 1 - 4h
1 Apprentice 2 4h 8h
2 Apprentice 3 12h ~1d
3 Apprentice 4 1d 11h ~2d
4 Guru 1 3d 10h ~1w
5 Guru 2 1w 3d 9h ~2w
6 Master 3w 3d 8h ~1M
7 Enlightened 7w 5d 7h ~4M
8 Burned 24w 6d 6h -

Hi @solrflow! Welcome back to WaniKani!
You might want to consider making a reintroduction thread, and get the Welcome Wagon treatment. Many people will help you with any questions you may have.
I hope you don’t mind that I moved the category of your post to “Requesting Help”.
Also, what does “ELI5” mean?

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thank you for EingLI5
something about that doesn’t look right…

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Please E ELI5 LI5.


Did anyone else come into this thread looking for Python and machine learning?

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Here you go:


How am I supposed to install that on a raspberry pi?



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