Question - do you know for a fact that a subset of numbers adds up to X or you want to get the best approximation? Also - are those integers or floating points?
Generally we would know for a fact. The number should tie exactly. Basically you're looking at a set of numbers and trying to group them into predefined subtotals. It's a really basic exercise theory but isn't easy to execute, apparently.
Integers...I'm dealing with account balances that may or may not include pennies.
Thanks for the link.
what doesn't make sense is paying a c-note per hour for interns. that and coming on a MCY board asking programming questions... oh, and further limiting your results by prefacing said question with "I doubt you know".
I have been in IT for 10 years and even if I knew the answer, I wouldn't volunteer it with that approach.
I'm not sure why you got all butt-hurt by my post; I used a smiley...lol.
As I stated above, $100/hour is their billing rate, not their pay rate. It's used to analyze profitability and to a certain extent, generate bills....this is a concept I'm sure you're familiar with.
This is the Open Forum and there are a lot of smart people on this board...many of whom consult and/or work with computers. If I had to have the answer, I'd get it. This is more of a "it'd be nice to know" type of question and isn't presenting me with a roadblock or preventing me or my staff from moving forward.
"I doubt you know" - I would perceive this as a challenge. I guess you give up easy.
If you knew the answer you wouldn't volunteer it? Man, that's not very nice/cool/friendly/considerate/etc.
every intern job I looked for was either volunteer or paid at most $15 an hour. I agree with you that if they are getting paid way too much for not knowing anything.
My interns are the shit, know a lot, and get paid market rates. Not sure where you're coming from with all that. Are you familiar with how much law school interns make? It certainly varies from industry to industry...I also came across many finance internships back in the day that offered "experience only".