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Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Postby muzik » March 16th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Why aren't quadratic growth patterns categorised just like linear growth patterns are?
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Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Postby 77topaz » March 16th, 2018, 5:30 pm

muzik wrote:Why aren't quadratic growth patterns categorised just like linear growth patterns are?


I suppose it's because they're even more difficult for the search script to analyse and separate than linear growth patterns, and clean (non-explosive) quadratic patterns don't occur naturally on Catagolue anyway (I'm pretty sure zz_QUADRATIC is the rarest of all the zz classes, for example).
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Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Postby Apple Bottom » March 17th, 2018, 6:21 am

muzik wrote:Why aren't quadratic growth patterns categorised just like linear growth patterns are?


I'm sure if you came up with a good classification scheme with all the desired properties (I'll leave it as an exercise for you to name what they are), implemented the necessary logic in C++, and made sure it was both fast and bug-free, Calcyman would appreciate a pull request.
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Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Postby 77topaz » March 17th, 2018, 7:10 am

I think part of the problem is that apgsearch currently is only able to classify patterns as zz_QUADRATIC as a guess based on the shape of the population graph, with slightly different rates resulting in zz_EXPLOSIVE, etc. It doesn't have any way to "resolve" these patterns, and based on observing apgsearch speed changes I think it would be rather difficult to modify the current code so that could do that in a reasonable time frame - it looks like any quadratic pattern could take >15 seconds to resolve per occurrence, and many such patterns aren't even identified as zz_QUADRATIC or zz_EXPLOSIVE, but simply freeze apgsearch entirely.
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Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Postby Saka » April 12th, 2018, 7:52 am

Why has the bottom text changed to
Catagolue wrote:Catagolue — created in 2015 by Hatsya Limited.

instead of the "Collecting random stuff since 2015" tagline?
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Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Postby calcyman » April 12th, 2018, 9:49 am

Saka wrote:Why has the bottom text changed to
Catagolue wrote:Catagolue — created in 2015 by Hatsya Limited.

instead of the "Collecting random stuff since 2015" tagline?


It occasionally changes. Before now I placed a hash of a message there to act as a digital signature to prove my identity on the Discord.
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