# Can this loop run in parallel (1)?

The following piece of code implements a simple dice game. The game is as follows:

• Initialize: total <- 0.
• Roll a single die and add it to total.
• If total is even, reset total to zero.
• If total is greater than 10, the game finishes.

This is straightforward to code in R

total <- no_of_rolls <- 0 # Initialise
while(total < 10) {
total <- total + sample(1:6, 1)

if(total %% 2 == 0) total <- 0  # If even. Reset to 0

no_of_rolls <- no_of_rolls + 1
}
no_of_rolls


Do you think this algorithm can be (easily) run in parallel?

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