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  2. Conway's Game of Life - Wikipedia's_Game_of_Life

    Conway's Game of Life. A single Gosper 's glider gun creating gliders. A screenshot of a puffer-type breeder (red) that leaves glider guns (green) in its wake, which in turn create gliders (blue) ( animation) The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. [1]

  3. Box–Muller transform - Wikipedia–Muller_transform

    The Box–Muller transform, by George Edward Pelham Box and Mervin Edgar Muller, is a random number sampling method for generating pairs of independent, standard, normally distributed (zero expectation, unit variance) random numbers, given a source of uniformly distributed random numbers. The method was in fact first mentioned explicitly by ...

  4. Paradox (database) - Wikipedia

    Paradox for DOS was a relational database management system originally written by Richard Schwartz and Robert Shostak, and released by their Belmont, California-based company Ansa Software in 1985. The New York Times described it as "among the first of an emerging generation of software making extensive use of artificial intelligence techniques ...

  5. Help talk:Text editor support - Wikipedia

    3 Discussion about sections proposed for the page. 3.1 Removal of "common text editors" section and "bot" section. 3.1.1 Editing Wikipedia using common text editors and word processors. 3.1.2 Security update may block some bots/tools. 4 Links for maintenance. 5 On "For the less experienced: Help on selecting a text editor".

  6. Caesar cipher - Wikipedia

    The action of a Caesar cipher is to replace each plaintext letter with a different one a fixed number of places down the alphabet. The cipher illustrated here uses a left shift of three, so that (for example) each occurrence of E in the plaintext becomes B in the ciphertext. In cryptography, a Caesar cipher, also known as Caesar's cipher, the ...

  7. Delimiter-separated values - Wikipedia

    A delimited text file is a text file used to store data, in which each line represents a single book, company, or other thing, and each line has fields separated by the delimiter. Compared to the kind of flat file that uses spaces to force every field to the same width, a delimited file has the advantage of allowing field values of any length.

  8. Relational database - Wikipedia

    Relational database. A relational database is a digital database based on the relational model of data, as proposed by E. F. Codd in 1970. A system used to maintain relational databases is a relational database management system ( RDBMS ). Many relational database systems have an option of using the SQL (Structured Query Language) for querying ...

  9. Pentaho - Wikipedia

    Pentaho is a Java framework to create Business Intelligence solutions. Although most known for its Business Analysis Server (formerly known as Business Intelligence Server), the Pentaho software is indeed a couple of Java classes with specific functionality. On top of those Java classes one can build any BI solution.