Pac-Man ghost algorithms

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

The ghosts in Pac-Man have different personalities represented by their search technique. For example, Pinky tries to predict where you will be in four moves. I had no idea. Game/Show provides an overview of the in-depth details covered by The Pac-Man Dossier by Jamey Pittman.

I used to play Pac-Man with my dad every day when he got home from work, on a hand-me-down Atari hooked up to a 9-inch black and white television. So Pac-Man holds a special place in my heart. This makes it even better.

Favorites

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.