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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Constructing Response Curves

One of the advantages of implementing response curves is that it gives us a new way of looking at data. By changing our vantage point, so to speak, we are able to process this data in ways that are more conducive to manipulation and selection.

We will start with a simple example from the previous chapter... our helpful dentists. As we have recalled a few times, rumor has it that “four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum.” If we were to generate random dentists from this data, we would want to make sure that 80% of the time, the dentist was of the mind to recommend sugarless gum. According to what we’ve been told, that’s realistic, right?

Certainly, there are plenty of ways that we could generate a sugarless ...

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