Monthly Archives: September 2012

Blackjack CA optimization as a Steiner tree problem

Lately I have been revisiting– again– the problem of efficiently calculating strategy and expected values in blackjack.  (See this previous post for a description of the software and download links.)  The last improvement was one of precision, involving an update … Continue reading

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Ant in the Desert

This problem came out of a brainstorming session for ideas for reasonably short, self-contained programming problems: An ant is walking in a straight line across the desert, leaving a periodic (i.e., repeating) pattern of equally spaced 1s and 0s (or … Continue reading

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