Simple Bean Machine program done in Powershell

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In the last article I posted the C++ Code for a simple Bean Machine output. Now I did the same in Powershell. I know this is not really a fantastic Powershell script, but its good to show others how things get done in Powershell.

Like in the C++ bean machine it works like this:

Bean MachineAnd the Output should look like this:

Bean Machine outputAnd here is how you do this in Powershell:

#Config
[int]$ballCount = 100
[array]$box = @(0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
[string]$line = " +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-->"
[string]$numbers = " 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50"
[object]$random = New-Object System.Random
 
#count
for([int]$i = 0; $i -lt $ballCount; $i++){
[int]$counter = 0
 
for([int]$j = 0; $j -lt 5; $j++){
$leftorright = $random.next(0,2)
$counter = $counter + $leftorright
}
$box[$counter] = $box[$counter] + 1
}
 
#Output
Write-Host $numbers
Write-Host $line
for ([int]$t = 0; $t -lt 6; $t++){
[string]$Statusline = ""
for ([int]$u = 0; $u -lt $box[$t]; $u++){
[string]$Statusline += "#"
}
Write-Host $t "|" $Statusline $box[$t]
Write-Host $line
}