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PhD student, occasional hacker.

I've worked with a lot of random stuff over the years, and I enjoy learning new things.


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comment What could an algorithm look like that iterates through all combinations of two variables to aim at a certain number of entries?
Target number of entries.
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comment What could an algorithm look like that iterates through all combinations of two variables to aim at a certain number of entries?
@JonathanRich: Ties don't count. (See my comment to MadKeithV's answer). Note that I assert ties don't matter for this application because the data is essentially continuous in nature. (I'm sorry this wasn't clear in the original post).
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revised What could an algorithm look like that iterates through all combinations of two variables to aim at a certain number of entries?
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comment What makes a series of machine instructions an actual process/thread in memory?
This is a very subjective sort of question, because it depends on your definition of "process". Arguably, a process is anything that uses the CPU, with some subjective decisions what the boundaries between processes are. In that view, the CPU is executing a process as soon as it starts up (though the "process image" is loaded from BIOS).
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comment What could an algorithm look like that iterates through all combinations of two variables to aim at a certain number of entries?
I usually just ignore the problem with duplicates (non-unique pauses), because in reality the data are basically continuous (audio samples). The fact that they are discretized is a bit of a distraction.
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answered What could an algorithm look like that iterates through all combinations of two variables to aim at a certain number of entries?
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comment Is bash “finished”?
A lot of shells have a long history. Bash, though, is explicitly compatible with the majority of code written for a shell 36 years ago, which is an unusually long history for any software product.
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revised Where does the term “Red/Black Tree” come from?
Spelling of name Guibas.
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