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BS Mechanical Engr.
PhD CS(AI)
CS Prof (4yr)
Numerous consulting jobs.
15 yr at http://www.pharsight.com
Published book on CS & several articles
4 kids, 2 grand
Pilot(student)

P.S. The picture is a Beta-prime distribution. It shows the program speedup factors you can get if you see a problem twice in 2, 3, 4, and 5 samples.


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answered Why do we need “callback functions”?
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answered Approach to simplifying an algorithm
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answered How to calculate percentile in Java without using Library
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answered How meaningful is the Big-O time complexity of an algorithm?
Mar
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answered Aspergers Programmer and Learning Difficulties. Best way to overcome them?
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answered Connection between programming language and solutions
Mar
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answered Read K&R before learning low latency C++?
Feb
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answered Usefulness of pre and post order traversal of binary trees
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answered Is the average number of bugs per loc the same for different programming languages?
Jan
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answered My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here”
Dec
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answered Is true multithreading really necessary?
Dec
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answered Does low latency code sometimes have to be “ugly”?
Dec
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answered Is Java much harder to “tweak” for performance compared with C/C++?
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answered When does “proper” programming no longer matter?
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answered understanding computers
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answered Has “Not everyone can be a programmer” been studied?
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answered When should code favour optimization over readability and ease-of-use?
Aug
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answered Are all programming problems algorithm problems?
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answered Why can't there be an “universal” programming language that serves all purposes?