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I) About me:
a) Peter Hayes, engineer at ClassDojo
b) Studied mathematical economics at Brown, used to be a high school math teacher
c) Follow me on github/check out my npm. don't follow my twitter
II) Introduction
a) Topics today: heaps, quadtrees, graphs
b) What are data structures for?
1) Not just to store data - an unstructured blob can store data
3) Rather: store data with *efficient* insertion, access, and retrieval
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On schoolTeacher resource:
_items: [
_id: 1234
_links: {
befriend/poolWith/etc: {
href: "/api/teacher/1234/friends",
method: "POST",
View Description
// We write the problem as a table. Each row represents the amount of change to make,
// and the value at each column represents the highest coin we're allowed to use
// in making that amount of change
// That is to say, in row 5, col 2 is the number of ways to make 5 cents, using only the two lowest coins.
// To calculate the value of each square, we add the values of two other squares together -
// * The square to the left, which represents all possibilites using smaller coins.
// * The square as many rows above as the value of that coin.
// This is all possibilities after taking away one of this coin
// This method avoids having to ever call things recursively - we just build a big table!
View montecarlo.js
var integrate = function() {
// return 42;
var iters = 2000;
var d = getGraphDimensions();
var width = d.x.max - d.x.min;
var height = d.y.max - d.y.min;
var xmin = d.x.min;