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#2 Re: Jokes » Funny? » 2016-10-31 01:45:41

Unless there is a rather large chance of winning (and a good profit in case of a win)

#3 Re: Jokes » Funny? » 2016-10-30 02:03:14

I am the escapist! I wouldn't place any bet in the first place!

#4 Re: Jokes » Seaplane » 2016-10-30 00:45:24

Its not a log(cabin); its a natural log cabin...

#5 Re: Jokes » *Groan Zone* » 2016-10-29 23:41:33

I like TLAs more than other MLAs

#7 Re: Help Me ! » Optimizing complicated function » 2016-10-21 22:27:06

Nope that's not it. Either I have mismodeled my problem, or the optimal solution wasn't as I had expected.

#8 Re: Help Me ! » Optimizing complicated function » 2016-10-11 00:40:20

Thanks for the numbers. No

? This could potentially mean oversimplification of the original problem... (which is err my problem)

#9 Re: Help Me ! » Optimizing complicated function » 2016-10-09 23:03:26

I expected it to be around 25...

Thanks for the number to 20 places, but I really would have needed just 4 places. What about the

s? Actually, they might be more valuable for me...

#10 Re: Help Me ! » Optimizing complicated function » 2016-10-09 18:58:13

Oops no I have no idea about the answer (that's why I posted the question in the first place) Numerical values would be nice...

#11 Re: Jokes » Why is six afraid of seven? » 2016-10-09 05:52:36

Joke:

Why aren't jokes in base 8 funny? Because 7 10 11!

#12 Re: Jokes » Maybe a mathematician? » 2016-10-09 05:38:01

He demands a dog from the BMW guy coz its more valuable than a sheep

#13 Introductions » Hi » 2016-10-09 04:58:36

Matir
Replies: 3

Hello guys!
(short and simple)

#14 Re: Help Me ! » Optimizing complicated function » 2016-10-09 04:55:30

thickhead wrote:
Anonymous_helpseeker wrote:

Hey do you guys know of any tool that can help me optimize a rather complicated function?

Here is the exact function..

...and I need to find its global MINIMA (the max is part of the function) subject to:

I hope this makes the problem more readable.

I think you might be confusing things even more. The max function is part of the function. Should I say:

and I need to minimize S?

#15 Re: Computer Math » Absorbing Markov Chains reloaded » 2016-10-09 01:04:28

This is the set of equations you'll need,

is the number of rounds you should survive with
lives.

Plugging into Wolfram|Alpha / pen+paper gives:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=R3 … 2B9R2%2F10

I guess you should accept that my head is a (not too good!) computer...

#16 Re: Help Me ! » Order of operation changes??? » 2016-10-09 00:21:48

In fact postfix notation may just end all controversies over our conventional system, it is technically better than infix (at least for computers)

#17 Re: Help Me ! » Order of operation changes??? » 2016-10-08 23:17:01

Tell that guy

"Please ask your question in reverse polish notation for unambiguous answers"

See if THAT drives him crazy... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_Polish_notation

#18 Re: Computer Math » Absorbing Markov Chains reloaded » 2016-10-08 22:51:54

Do we really need Markov chains for this problem? Plain algebra should be enough.

#19 Re: Computer Math » Self Avoiding Walk » 2016-10-08 22:48:52

Does rotations/reflections count?

#20 Re: Exercises » Bitter areas. » 2016-10-08 22:29:27

Hey, isn't the Earth round?

#21 Re: Help Me ! » Optimizing complicated function » 2016-10-08 22:10:13

Oops sorry, I just need to find

such that the function is minimized. Also, I forgot to add
in the constrains. Here are the constrains for copy-pasting:

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