Articles by Johannes Sc

Using R to visualize geo optimization algorithms

May 26, 2013 | Johannes Sc

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 ...
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Men who stare at needles

December 29, 2012 | Johannes Sc

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 ... [Read more...]

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