This web site exists to document my adventures in writing software emulators for old computer hardware. So far, I have completed (sort of) a Commodore PET emulation and am working on a Sinclair Spectrum emulation.
Previously, I wrote a simple pandemic simulation. Now I have extended it to model self isolation measures. To do this I changed the model in the following ways: the virus has an extra property which is the period immediately after infection for which the patient is asymptomatic. The population now has two levels of sociability: … Continue reading Pandemic Two – Self Isolation
Given all the interest in modelling pandemics at the moment, I decided I’d write my own pandemic simulation. After all, it can’t be any harder than the botched job done by the Imperial College model. Before we start, I need to point out that I know absolutely nothing about epidemiology. This will quickly become apparent … Continue reading Pandemic
It took some time, but I have finished the Minimax player. I’ve tested it and it seems to be unbeatable, as you would hope. The main reason it took so long is because it is pretty slow, at least in the original naive version. The code for the version I am discussing is tagged blog-928. … Continue reading Noughts and Crosses part 2 – the Minimax Player
Hannah Fry was the presenter of this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. There were some beautiful demonstrations (in my opinion) on several mathematical subjects that have relevance in the real world. The demonstration of how vaccination is effective using the zombie apocalypse was very thought provoking as was the Christmas present detection machine, which was … Continue reading Noughts and Crosses