Example, a pair of thrusters opposingly angled at 45 degrees from center would gimbal towards each other and cancel their remaining side to side components of their thrust vector to give a forward acceleration. (However, I cannot really on thrusters to be arranged in opposing pairs. It is very important that this system works with any number of thrusters in any arrangement/)

Essentially, the nomralized sum of the thrust from the individual thrusters needs to equal the desired direction of acceleration. However, this is complicated by the fact that the system needs to work with any number of thrusters. There are also many possible combinations that could satisfy the requirement of thrust being in the correct direction (or none, in which case I want the closest). Secondary criteria would be maximum total thrust, and least torque generated.

I know the physics for calculating thrust, acceleration, torque, etc. So that isn't a problem. However, I don't have much experience setting up this type of algorithm.

Representing the two axis of gimbal, and the throttle, as possible ranges of continous values means there is a nearly infinite number of solutions to check.

An idea I have is to limit the gimbal and throttle of a thruster to ten or twenty discrete increments, rather than the continous range. I would check combinations at random, and assign each a desirableness score, adopting any new combination with a higher score. (I really don't like doing things randomly if it can be avoided.)

The solution also needs to be fast enough to run each frame of a simulation.

Is there a smarter way to do this?

This is a bit outside of the types of problems I normally tackle, so I haven't made much headway with research. If you know terms I should be searching for, or anything at all that can help, please share.

Thank you very much. ]]>

unfortunately I can not solve the question, I would be happy to resolve detailed.

thanks.

I am looking to evaluate social accounts.

so for example i would need a algorithm for say calculate:youtube account strenght

and put it in easy to understand score this into a score 1-100

so the factors maybe something like

number of followers - number of fake followers -/+ number of inactive followers x number of video + average like per video - subscriber growth rate over past 12 month and such....etc etc (this is where you come in!)

I believe all relevant info is available thru youtubes api

if there is something already out there let me know

some semirelated examples:

I know klout does something for facebook and follower wonk does evaluation of twitter account.

please let me know if someone here knows how to tackle this.

I will pay.

thanks in advance

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Code:

`0 < integer < 51`

The user will then dynamically enter integers in another group of 5-6 textboxes. And this will repeated. Once the integers have been entered, each group will then be compared to the initial set of integers

I was thinking to use linked list for the second set (where the user enters the integers), each node representing one group of integers. But I am not sure if this will suffice for the comparison with the original set.

My question is, what is the best data structure to use in this case? ]]>