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Topic: Help with creating a function
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Re: Help with creating a function
Posted: Nov 19, 2013 3:48 AM
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quasi wrote:
>quasi wrote:
>>quasi wrote:
>>>Robert Crandal wrote:
>>>>Suppose I have the following X-Y data set:
>>>>X Y
>>>>-- --
>>>>0 1
>>>>1 1
>>>>2 2
>>>>3 3
>>>>. .
>>>>. .
>>>>N N
>>>>Can this be represented with a math function?
>>>>(Only consider positive integers >= 0)

>>>It's already a function since for each x in the domain, there
>>>is a unique y.
>>>Presumably you want a "formula".
>>>The function f defined on the set of nonnegative integers
>>>by the formula
>>> f(x) = ((x-1)*(((2*x-1)/abs(2*x-1))+1)/2)+1
>>>is not pretty but it works.

>>Here's a simple one based on the floor function.
>> f(x) = x + floor(1/(x+1))

>This one uses factorials.
> f(x) = x + (1/2)*(1 - (-1)^(x+1)!)

Here's a minor variation of the above factorial version using
only arithmetic operations (including exponentiation).

f(x) = x + (1/2)*(1 - (-1)^(2^x))


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