April 7, 2010 Poisson Disk Sampling Example Code I decided to put the Poisson disk sampling code here for download since the site that hosted it is down. The code accompanies the…

October 8, 2009 15 Steps to Implement a Neural Net (Original image by Hljod.Huskona / CC BY-SA 2.0). I used to hate neural nets. Mostly, I realise now, because I struggled to implement them correctly. Texts…

April 9, 2009 Cellular Automata for Simulation in Games A cellular automata system is one of the best demonstrations of emergence. If you do not know what cellular automata (CA) is, then you…

December 7, 2008 Random Steering – 7 Components for a Toolkit Random steering is often a useful for simulating interesting steering motion. In this post we look at components that make up a random steering…

November 11, 2008 5 Tips for Prototyping Slow Algorithms (Photo by Darren Hester) Some algorithms take a long time to return their results. Whether it is because the algorithm has to operate on…

September 21, 2008 Generating Random Numbers with Arbitrary Distributions For many applications, detailed statistical models are overkill. Instead, we can get away with a rough description of the distribution – not in mathematical…