Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic

Re^3: Randomly biased, random numbers.

by RichardK (Parson)
on Dec 06, 2013 at 11:32 UTC ( #1065962=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Randomly biased, random numbers.
in thread Randomly biased, random numbers.

How about using a inverse log distance distribution? Maybe something like this :-

my $d = max_distance * ( 1 - log( rand(1000) ) / log( 1000 ) );

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^4: Randomly biased, random numbers.
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 06, 2013 at 18:54 UTC

    See Re^2: Randomly biased, random numbers. for a similar type of mapping function and why its not suitable.

    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1065962]
and snow settles gently...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (5)
As of 2018-06-21 03:50 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

    Results (117 votes). Check out past polls.