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 Aug 17 revised Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting added 308 characters in body Aug 17 comment Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting @JoshuaShaneLiberman -- I'm not sure I understand the objectives completely, which is part of the problem. But there's an issue with the quality metrics I probably didn't explain very well -- I'll do that. Aug 17 revised Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting added 349 characters in body Aug 17 asked Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting Aug 9 awarded Yearling Aug 7 awarded Popular Question May 29 comment How to add or multiply decimal numbers? The common way of adding decimal numbers is to use "excess-6" arithmetic, where 6 is added if the digit exceeds 9. There are various clever ways to do this, some more "clever" than they should be, but since the operation tends to be highly optimized the cleverness is usually merited. May 29 asked What is a common way to measure the “goodness of fit” of an individual data point to a correlation? May 23 awarded Teacher Apr 3 comment Sheffer stroke the most important advance in logic? It's worth pointing out that, in the parallel world of digital logic design, the NAND gate is considered to be the "universal" logical element -- any digital device you want to build can be built fron NAND gates. (And, in fact, this was often done.) I can imagine that if NAND gates had been invented fairly late in the development of digital electronics (rather than being just about the first thing invented) they would have been considered quite magical. Apr 2 comment Pseudo Proofs that are intuitively reasonable Other than the "gives the right answer" part, haven't you defined politics? Mar 12 comment Exponential average of logs @RahulNarain -- I've finally gotten the numbers to where they mostly stay positive, so mainly we're handling noise situations and "transitions". But it would be nice to have a general algorithm so I don't have to worry about discontinuities. Mar 12 revised Exponential average of logs Corrected algorithm Mar 12 asked Exponential average of logs Feb 11 accepted peak limiting/audio compression formula needed Feb 10 comment peak limiting/audio compression formula needed Put that in an answer and I'll give you the check. Though I went over to DSP and got a suggestion of new_level = 10 * average * tanh(level/(10 * average)), which works pretty well. Feb 9 asked peak limiting/audio compression formula needed Feb 9 comment What's the simplest curve that has an inflection point at zero and is asymptotic at 100.0? I'd give you another +1 if I could. Came back to this thread seeking an answer to a question similar to the last one but a bit different and your answer gave me the hints I needed. Thanks! Feb 7 accepted Sum of averages vs average of sums Feb 6 answered Sum of averages vs average of sums