Early Access Release of Jessica Hamrick's "Rejection Sampler" Chapter

Michael DiBernardo - Thu 10 December 2015 -

Today we've published the thirteenth chapter in our early access release for 500 Lines. The chapter was written by Jessica Hamrick.

In this chapter, Jess teaches us about sampling, a generally applicable technique for complex problems in which it is difficult to find an exact solution. She uses an interesting motivating example -- generating magical items in a game -- to explain how this works. Along the way, we also learn how to write code that works at the limits of floating point precision.

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