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### Most efficient way of allocating participants to conference tracks

I am redesigning a system by which conference participants can choose which track they want to attend. Participants express their track preferences arranging them in order and submitting them at a ...
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### Determining game item prices based off of player trades/in-game economy [closed]

I've been working on a game the past few months and I'm finally starting to approach issues regarding the in-game economy. The game is sort of like an MMORTS, players create their own nations and they ...
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### How to code a one-sided virtual economy

I'm attempting to make an online game with a mini-economy in it. The challenge is that the only person selling anything will be the website itself, and hence the supply and demand curve doesn't apply (...
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### Algorithm to measure how “diffused” 5,000 pennies are in an economy?

Please allow me to use this example/metaphor to describe an algorithm I need. Objects There are 5 thousand pennies. There are 50 cups. There is a tracking history (Passport "stamp" etc) that is ...
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### What made BASIC profitable? [closed]

In the 1970s, a man called Bill Gates developed an interpreter for BASIC: the Altair BASIC. Per my understanding, he was able to persuade the guy in charge of a microcomputer company to include the ...
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### Determinining “value” in multi-agent microeconomical simulation

I am trying to determine an objective way for a self-interested agent to calculate the optimal buying/selling price for goods in a multi-agent simulation not dissimilar to Sugarscape (http://en....
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### Microeconomical simulation: coordination/planning between self-interested trading agents

In a typical perfect-information strategy game like Chess, an agent can calculate its best move by searching the state tree for the best possible move, while assuming that the opponent will also make ...
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### Development of algorithmical concept for scheduling and allocation problem

I have to solve a problem in the field of operations research. I want to gather some general approaches to evaluate them to pick the most promising to design a problem-related program. Problem ...
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### What are some important guidelines when starting a software cooperative? [closed]

We are a group of people who are about to start a software cooperative, which means all of us (and other future workers) will be the owners of the 'company' rather than having bosses and employees. We ...
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### Do programmers possess the means of production?

I was listening to The Servile State by Hilare Belloc this morning and pondering whether or not I possessed the means of production, as did the peasant of the Middle Ages; as did not his descendants ...