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mattyfar
 one year ago
Can someone explain to me 'bisection search' ?
mattyfar
 one year ago
Can someone explain to me 'bisection search' ?

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osanseviero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Ok, let's think we have to find a value in the range 1 to 1 million

osanseviero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I am going to try that you answer yourself

osanseviero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2So...how would you try to find this value?

mattyfar
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know its where you guess half way and then see if the answer is lower or higher. I'm just now super clear on how to set it up in python

osanseviero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You should write a psudo code first x is the value you are searching a is the max range b is the min range c is (a+b)/2 > midpoint if x>c: the min range will be c now. else: the max range will be c now Something like that :) try working around it

seandisanti
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't forget an epsilon value, or you may end up in an infinite loop.

UnkleRhaukus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sounds like binary search

ricketybridge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you referring specifically to Newton's method? Because that actually has a rather complicated proof to explain why it converges on the square root. For just how to implement it in Python, review the code from Prof. Guttag's examples: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electricalengineeringandcomputerscience/600scintroductiontocomputerscienceandprogrammingspring2011/unit1/lecture3problemsolving/MIT6_00SCS11_lec03.pdf

lopus
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this video can help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ74bEBUEw
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