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#1 2011-04-10 02:34:42

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Algorithm and tutorial sites

Here's a topic to post any sites you find with useful tutorials or algorithms.



Terry Cavanagh (of VVVVVV fame) just tweeted a neat site with algorithmic bits and bobs that are right up my alley. There demoscener Iñigo Quilez has posted some no-nonsense, down-to-basics algorithms for a lot of graphical tricks and helpers.
http://www.iquilezles.org/www/index.htm



It reminded me a great deal of Hugo Elias' informative work. I can't tell you how many times I've sent GMC members to Hugo's site. It's a shame he doesn't work on it any more, but I'm thankful it is still online.
http://freespace.virgin.net/hugo.elias/



This would be a great point to link to FAQSYS, but unfortunately it has been offline for a few years now. However, it seems that the bulk of the information has been compiled in to a crufty Windows executable available from the link below.
http://www.phatcode.net/articles.php?id=235

It's worth noting that the demoscene oriented site that hosts the file has a good deal of interesting information itself.
http://www.phatcode.net/articles.php



I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Michael Abrash's Graphics Programming Black Book. It is available in PDF form at the source linked below, or in easier to browse HTML form at the second link.
http://drdobbs.com/high-performance-computing/184404919
http://www.phatcode.net/res/224/files/html/index.html


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#2 2011-04-15 20:58:27

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Re: Algorithm and tutorial sites

I found
this site to be of huge value when learning about pathfinding.

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#3 2011-04-15 21:24:48

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Ah yeah, I forgot about that one. That's a great site. Lot's very good information there on a number of topics.


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#4 2011-05-03 13:54:20

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Re: Algorithm and tutorial sites

Thanks for the links. Here's a collection of hacks that I like: http://graphics.stanford.edu/~seander/bithacks.html

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#5 2011-05-04 19:12:10

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Neat! Thanks for that. I always enjoy a good bit twiddle.


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#6 2011-05-05 23:31:04

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Yes, I referred to it today. Thanks!

Xot, you should add it to your main post. That way no one misses any suggestion.

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#7 2011-08-04 17:16:31

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Saw a pretty interesting story posted on Slashdot today.

An anonymous reader writes wrote:

"IEEE Spectrum reports that Stanford's CS221 course 'Introduction to Artificial Intelligence' will be offered online for free. Anyone can sign up and take the course, along with several hundred Stanford undergrads. The instructors are Sebastian Thrun, known for his self-driving cars, and Peter Norvig, director of research at Google. Online students will actually have to do all the same work as the Stanford students. There will be at least 10 hours per week of studying, along with weekly graded homework assignments and midterm and final exams. The instructors, who will be available to answer questions, will issue a certificate for those who complete the course, along with a final grade that can be compared to the grades of the Stanford students. The course, which will last 10 weeks, starts on October 2nd, and online enrollment is now open."

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/11 … ree-Online

There is some confusion about whether the course starts October 2nd or September 26th.


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#8 2011-08-09 15:32:35

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Chevy Ray Johnston (FlashPunk, Skull Pogo) tweeted this in frustration, but it seems to be a nice set of tutorials about game physics and network play beginning with the basics. The author, Glenn Fielder, is credited as a lead/network programmer on L.A. Noire, God of War III, Tribes: Vengence, Mercenaries 2, and some other titles, so he might actually know what he's talking about. Apparently his tutorials are also used as part of a GDC course as well.

http://gafferongames.com/


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#9 2011-08-09 17:05:11

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Gamasutra re-printed an opinion piece by Bungie's Andy Firth in which he laments the vanishing low-level programmer. Although it was written with console programmers in mind, it's stuff that any coder could benefit from. The end provides a bevy of interesting links. The original post can be found here:

http://altdevblogaday.com/2011/08/06/de … rogrammer/

The #AltDevBlogADay site has loads of fun stuff from game industry folk.


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