[portland] Any Mathematical Coders Here?

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu May 8 14:58:54 CEST 2008

On Wed, 7 May 2008, mark gross wrote:

> I know enough to get into trouble.  But I don't know what a sigmoind cure
> is other than http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SigmoidFunction.html which
> isn't very helpful.

   No, the sigmoidal function doesn't work.

> If you are substituting in arctan's for this curve then I have to think
> you are looking for something that "looks" like something as opposed to
> something that means anything.

   Arctan doesn't work, either. I need a function which will provide a y
value for any given x value in the domain.


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