I'm working on a program that requires some very low level optimization. My question is, when precision isn't an important factor, how can I automatically use the most efficient floating point type for whatever architecture the program is being run on? As far as I'm aware, floats are more efficient on 32 bit systems, and doubles are more efficient on 64 bit systems. Is there some sort of keyword or macro I can use which always uses the native data type for the machine it's being run on? Thanks, appreciate any help.

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

Checked the images on this Nike site today [url]http://www.nikebetterworld.com/[/url] and found they were using multiple images at 1000 + kb per image and the site loaded lickety split!! How is this possible??!! I would love to be able to do this but am having trouble uncovering the info for how to. Any help?! Thank-you =)

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 7

Hello. Me and some of my friends at college were assigned a practical task of developing a net application for optimization of cutting rectangular parts from some kind of material. Something like apps in [URL="http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/cut_optimization_software/"]this[/URL] list, but more simplistic. Basically, I`m interested if there is any source code for this kind of optimization algorithms available on the internet. I`m planning to develop this app using Adobe Flex framework. The programming part will be done in Actionscript 3. However, I doubt that there are any optimization samples for this language. There may be some for Java, C++, C#, Ruby or Python …

Member Avatar
+0 forum 0

Hello all Does anyone know of any interesting problems that can be solved fairly easily with particle swarm optimisation? I need to do a project for this, but I can't think of any good ideas. I know the travelling salesman problem can be solved this way (especially with ant colony optimisation) but since I've already done that with genetic algorithms this semester I don't want to do it again. Thanks M

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 1

Hey mates, Its been a pretty good learning curve with this forums for me for so long.. I just got logged in to share and discuss my view here. Can somebody tell me the importance of Keyword in the field of SEO? ..

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 18

Hello All, I'm pretty new to python but have been programming, for a few years hobby wise and decided to try python after I found how concise the syntax was and with a computer science bent. So I'm writing a little code for a work related thing, simulating some basic message passing model we're working with. I finally got something to work and it's pretty shocking how long it takes. To fill a 10x20 array it must take 30-40 minutes. I can do it by hand faster and was hoping to fill arrays of thousands. Anyway any help appreciated, I …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+0 forum 1

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, said at the [URL="http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon"]LinuxCon[/URL] in Portland yesterday that, "We are not the streamlined, small, hyper-efficient kernel I envisioned 15 years ago," he said. "Our kernel is huge and bloated. Whenever we add a new feature, it only gets worse." It's time to put Linux on a diet. What we need is a very small kernel that loads support via external files. Though Linux is a modular kernel, it seems that everything gets compiled in to the central code slug but I have a solution. Instead of making the kernel impossibly huge and compiling …

Member Avatar
Member Avatar
+2 forum 7

The End.