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College student, hobby programmer, math major, CS minor, lover of games.

Nov
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accepted How to optimize my A* algorithm
Nov
23
awarded  Commentator
Nov
23
comment How to optimize my A* algorithm
That's quite neat, but I'm not really sure it's applicable to my situation. The paths I need to compute are quite short and relatively direct, while the grid can be very, very large.
Nov
23
comment How to optimize my A* algorithm
This has shaved about a second off the time it takes. Good call! I'm going to hold off on marking this as the 'accepted' answer, as I'm still hopeful there might be more optimizations, but if nothing else comes forward I'll accept this.
Nov
23
revised How to optimize my A* algorithm
Fixing added code cause I'm stupid
Nov
23
awarded  Editor
Nov
23
revised How to optimize my A* algorithm
Adding updated code after a suggested change
Nov
23
asked How to optimize my A* algorithm
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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awarded  Nice Question
Dec
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comment Algorithm for determining random events
Just the best example I could think of off the top of my head where a flat table of weighted options wouldn't suffice.
Nov
29
answered Algorithm for determining random events
Nov
23
comment What are your favourite game-specific coding gems?
re:soscastoa I think most people know that as sohcahtoa (replacing 'sloped side' with the more specific, if admittedly more obscure, 'hypotenuse'). Flows off the tongue easier, and I think thus easier to remember.
Nov
17
answered Obscuring stored info in a flat-text file
Nov
17
comment Obscuring stored info in a flat-text file
I like the idea of incorporating a checksum!
Nov
17
accepted Obscuring stored info in a flat-text file
Nov
17
comment Obscuring stored info in a flat-text file
I don't know why, but XOR is never in my 'toolbox' of things I tend to think of. I've really got to change that. Strange that something so simple can be so useful.
Nov
17
awarded  Critic
Nov
17
comment Obscuring stored info in a flat-text file
As jpaver says, I'm aware it's not possible. I'm not even trying to make it difficult, really, just not simple.