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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Using Algorithms to Construct Numbers

Individual numbers alone aren’t always enough to do the trick. There usually isn’t a clean one-to-one ratio between something we would like to consider (an input) and the decision we need to make (an output). It is often important for us to consider a variety of inputs. Additionally, these inputs may be of significantly different types. This complicates things further.

For instance, if we are simply looking at our health compared to our opponent’s health, we are comparing two values that mean the same thing and may very well have the same scale. On the other hand, if we were to consider our health and the number of bullets left in our gun, we would have to determine which of these is more important and by ...

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