Land use

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Todd Benson, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Todd Benson

    Todd Benson Guest

    Okay, I was going to make the subject "Trepidus use of Ruby, again"
    just to make a bunch of people mad (and also catch their attention).
    I think there is a really cool Ruby quiz in here that I just don't
    know how to word.

    I read Joop's land-use paper (he's not the author) and realized, what
    an excellent quiz!

    In a nutshell:

    I have land divided up in a grid. Why I use a grid instead of
    something else is not important right now. That grid has a certain
    size to start with (for extra credit you can change the size and shape
    of it). Each section has characteristics. Characteristics have
    intrinsic value for the use of that section. A land-use of a section
    affects the feasibility of the land use of another land section
    depending on how far away it is (their "relation" to each other).
    Information you are given is this: what characteristics each section
    of land has, that each section can have only one land use, and also
    what each "weight" does every characteristic have for a particular
    land use.. The question you are supposed to answer is "what's the
    best way to section the land?" In other words, this is an efficiency
    question. Don't worry about _why_ one thing has more weight than the
    other.

    Outside of the quiz:

    The guys that wrote the paper got around the ambiguity here by
    limiting their result set. There's more than one answer. So they
    said: should it be that "facilities" are central or dispersed? That
    extra piece of information makes it more interesting becase
    "facilities" have area-influence and houses only do as a group. You
    can take this as deep as you want.

    Todd
    Todd Benson, Jun 23, 2007
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