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Weighted (Perlin?) Noise generation

Is there a way I can "Weight" a noise generation algorithm to a specific point i.e the center of the generated "image" or one of its corners, assuming the generated "image" is square? I have been ...
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Can I use machine learning for screening experimental data?

I am a experimental physicist. In our research, we have our experimental data in a 400*400*400 matrix(x, y, z axis of a 3d space), each entry is associated with a value("brightness"). We expect the ...
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Is this how Simplex Noise works?

I have done a huge ton of reading up on Simplex Noise now, and after a lot of confusion and headaches I think I am able to form an idea of how Simplex Noise works now. Am I right, that simplex noise ...
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Using industrial earmuffs while programming to filter out talking [closed]

Unfortunately I have to work in a room full of talking colleagues. In order to concentrate, I wear headphones with music on at top volume, but this makes me sick at the end of the day. I would prefer ...
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Studies on how noise affects productivity of programmers [closed]

Does anyone have any links to studies that show how noise affects the productivity of programmers? Specifically I would like to see how/if productivity rises when noise levels decrease. As pointed in ...
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Is there any scholarly research on the detrimental effects of a noisy workplace on productivity? [closed]

I work in an open office with typical office noise (people talking and walking by). It is simply too noisy and restless for me to work in. I've been trying and trying to get some change, to no avail. ...
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Open office arrangement with non-programmers (sales, etc) talking all day?

Just curious about this, I'm about to leave this job for a variety of reasons but one thing is that the office I work in is a full open office with a few non-programmer employees in close proximity ...