Articles tagged "numerical methods"
If you sorted an
NSMutableArraywith a comparison method that randomly returns either higher or lower, would the result be an even, random distribution? Spoiler: no it won't but the actual distribution is interesting nonetheless. I'll show you what would happen if you did sort this way (and also show you how to correctly randomize an array if you did want an even distribution).
CAMediaTimerFunction is used to control basic acceleration along a path in Core Animation but is very limited in what in can do. In this post, I look at the mathematics behind CAMediaTimerFunction and present a sample application that simulates some functions that CAMediaTimerFunction can't achieve by using parametric CAKeyframeAnimation values.
NSDecimalNumber is a powerful Foundation class that holds high precision base 10 numbers. The default class only provides basic arithmetic operators, leaving you to write any advanced operations that you need. This is an example that implements a square root using NSDecimalNumber.