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'[PIC] Lost Souls--Pic Challenges'
2017\09\26@150608 by Bob LeDoux

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Show me mind twisters that utilize assembler with minimal 8 bit PIC's.

Or as David Brown said: "One of the great pleasures of my retirement is solving difficult calculations in assembler for PIC16s."

My Conway's Game of Life was typical: Take a well defined algorithm, and create it in PIC assembler using minimal hardware.

Here is another example: I have a decimal value between 0 and 1.  I need to generate two integers a and b, such that a/b closely approximates the decimal value.  One algorithm is Jon Farey's best rational approximation.  Here is a presentation:

https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2010/10/20/best-rational-approximation/

These are the kinds of exercises for me.  But where do I find them?  
-- Bob LeDoux <spam_OUTbobledouxTakeThisOuTspamproaxis.com>



Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:00:31 +0100
From: David C Brown <.....dcb.homeKILLspamspam@spam@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PIC] Lost Souls
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One of the great pleasures of my retirement is solving difficult
calculations in assembler or PIC16s.  With all the pressures of deadlines
gone I can spend an entire day crafting an exquisite 10 lines of
assembler.  Far more interesting and demanding as doing a suduko and, in
the greater scheme of things, equally futile.




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2017\09\26@160605 by Marcel Duchamp

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Thanks Bob!  John Cook's blog is now consuming the rest of today and
probably a lot of the week...

I'm also in that group who finds this math stuff along with Pics very
fun to think about.

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