Suppose I have a function. I have code that, given an x value, produces a y value. I can assume that the function is somewhat mathematically sane, not something crazy like an ...
In programming languages, for represent numbers you have (mainly) two types: Int(s) and floats. The us of Int is very easy. However floats cause a lot of unexpected surprises: ...
There are plenty of questions around regarding random number generation, but I couldn't find anything that exactly matched my question. Apologies if I missed one. Most random number generators in ...
I recently saw this question over at math.SE. It got me thinking. Could Pi be used as a crude random number generator? I mean the results are well known(how long has pi been computed to now?) but, Pi ...
My coworkers and I have been bending our minds to figuring out why anyone would go out of their way to program numbers in a base other than base 10. I suggested that perhaps you could optimize longer ...
I have recently gotten into programming. (Although I know that the number of books you have read does not determine your programming competency or ability, just to paint a "map" of where I am in terms ...
I need to move an object based on 100 images rotating. The object needs to move in a path that is forming an ellipse when I'm rotating the image based on my gestures. I have 4 points, 2 pairs of ...
This is a multi-part question. I am writing a computationally intensive program that will perform computations on very large numbers, on the scale of factorial(100) . I'm considering using Java or C++ ...
I think every single time I've used Math.Ceiling or its language variant, I've always had to cast it to an integer. I mean... that's the whole point, isn't it? To get a whole number. So why doesn't it ...