Tag Archives: random selection

Two Mathematical Bugs

A few days ago, I discovered I had at least one, maybe two mathematical bugs. The first bug is in the line clipping algorithm. Here’s a quick reminder of what’s going on there: There are six points of interest: the … Continue reading

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Solution for the Random Selection Challenge

A few days ago, I wrote up two small Python Challenges. Several people have presented solutions for the first challenge, and I also posted my solution in the comments there. However, the second challenge remained unsolved, and I will present … Continue reading

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Small Python Challenge No. 3 – Random Selection

This time I’ll give two related problems, both not too hard. Lets warm up with the first: You have a mapping between items and probabilities. You need to choose each item with its probability. For example, consider the items [‘good’, … Continue reading

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