robin at reportlab.com
Tue Feb 5 11:52:16 CET 2008
I have a couple of business decisions to make that essentially use 6 binary
input variables. After the business users have gone back and forth for two weeks
trying to build special case rules I asked them to make up a table containing
all of the input possibilities and specify what should happen in each case.
There are only 64 rows and some of the decisions are obviously explainable in
simple ways ie
if a and not b do action 1
is there a way to derive simplified rules for each binary outcome? I'm sure this
is a standard sort of problem and probably some python code is out there. It
seems to me I need to solve an overdetermined binary equation system and then
choose the solution with the shortest number of terms or something, but perhaps
I am daft.
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