Tuesday, September 30, 2008

not-so-brute force

You know how here I said that I was working away on this problem where I had a zillion iterations?

Turns out that if you get the underlying calculations right, you don't need that many iterations. At all. Geez, I'm glad I spent all that time working on it.

I am following in the long, storied thesis tradition where you spend ridiculous amounts of time on minimal text. Total amount of time spent on this bit of calculation so I can write two lines to appease my advisor? 30 hours and counting. Um, in the last 3 days.

I will blog about more interesting stuff once I actually start doing/thinking about more interesting stuff. Oh, and once I get past this wee little deadline.

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