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8 Post author: John_Maxwell_IV 06 September 2017 04:17AM

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Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 06 September 2017 01:33:25PM *  1 point [-]


This is literally doing PageRank, by hand, on books. There's got to be a better way

Comment author: fortyeridania 08 September 2017 08:29:33AM *  0 points [-]

True. I think Frum did this in law school, which he finished in 1987.

Comment author: CurtisSerVaas 06 September 2017 04:23:14PM 0 points [-]

This might take a few hours, but selecting a good book might save you significantly more time.

Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 06 September 2017 05:01:23PM 0 points [-]

I agree it might be locally optimal, globally very suboptimal

Comment author: Lumifer 07 September 2017 12:01:07AM 0 points [-]

I don't think a global optimum exists. People are different their optimums are different as well.

Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 07 September 2017 06:34:16PM 1 point [-]

Sorry did not quite mean that. Meant it would be nice for everyone if there was a service to do this :)