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Using R to visualize geo optimization algorithms

May 26, 2013
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Using R to visualize geo optimization algorithms

Site optimization is the process of finding an optimal location for a plant or a warehouse to minimize transportation costs and duration. A simple model only consists of one good and no restrictions regarding transportation capacities or delivery time. The optimizing algorithms are often hard to understand. Fortunately, R is a great tool to make them more comprehensible.The basic...

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Men who stare at needles

December 29, 2012
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Buffon's needle problem is a question first posed in the 18th century by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon:What is the probability that a needle thrown at a lined sheet of paper will cross a line?This problem can be used to estimate π. If we set the nail size and the line distance = 1, the estimator can be calculated...

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