Dec

2

A recent study receiving some attention on this Black Friday weekend looks to find the optimal parking strategy in a lot without full visibility. The paper in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics compares an optimistic strategy of driving past empty spots straight to the ideal entrance area to look. The pessimistic strategy parks in the first empty space spotted. The prudent strategy looks to pass an empty spot before taking a subsequent open one en route to the ideal entrance area spots. Hope some on the list intuited the solution and got to their prizes before the stores ran out.


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