A* Pathfinding Finding One of Many Goals

I have my A* pathfinding algorithm right now working such that given a graph it can find the route from one starting node to one goal node.

This works well for many problems, but sometimes I find that multiple goal nodes are valid.

For example, in a game, an NPC might have to go to a switch to shut a door. If there are multiple switches that shut the door in question, it doesn’t matter which switch it goes to – it just needs to go to one of them.

How can I augment my pathfinding algorithm to find the path to the best goal (the shortest path)? As in, the algorithm searches for multiple goals and when it finds just one, it returns the path to that one.

One solution would be to run the algorithm as many times as there are valid goals, but you can guess why that might be inefficient.

google – Best practice for GA goals and cleaner completion URLs?

Not sure how to look this up but some of what I’ve come across doesn’t seem to answer what I’m looking for.

So two things:

Is there a method to clear or track the URLs with ad parameters? (I still want to track the URLs). So my goals are set up and if someone converted at the home page it’ll show "https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/" which is correct but if they came from an ad the Goal Completion Location shows '/?-_property_name=&test...' something along those lines. Is there a way to attribute that ad url to the home page in GA?

Also, is there a best method to track a single form on two separate pages (/floor-plans/ and /new-homes/)? Like would it be wise to funnel the submissions to a single goal and spend some time looking at the data to look at where the conversions come from or create their own goals in GA?

User tasks vs. user goals?

In my opnion :

Task are more “incomplete” than goals.

Also, tasks are generally the nitty gritty “not fun” part.

Goals give you a sense of accomplishment are fun and are ‘complete’ in the sense that you wouldn’t have to do more to feel satisfied.

Tasks can also give you a sense of satisfaction and can be fun but relative to completing a goal their level of return is less.

For example, running a marathon might be a goal while weekly training is a task.

The training itself would be satisfying but doing a marathon is even more satisfying than the training.

The other way I look at it is, goals are the things people imagine themselves completing and feeling good about. Tasks are the things that people didn’t think of having to do to complete the goal.

Of course this is all subjective. Sometimes a task can be an intermediary goal. Like the marathon example, an intermediary goal/task would be to run a half marathon.

google adwords – Do Campaign Goals impact ads directly or they are a set of recommendations?

Based on this article from Google: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/7450050?hl=en

I get the feeling that choosing a campaign goal is a recommendation.

Is it really so?

For example, I had a Search Campaign which had the following:

Campaign Goal:

Website Traffic

Bidding Strategy:

Maximize Clicks

Once I started uploading conversions to Google Ads, Google recommended me to switch the bidding strategy to Maximize Conversions. I accepted the recommendation.

Should I change the Campaign Goal too or it is just a set of recommendations?

My campaign is a search campaign with a Landing Page that contains affiliate links.

Google Analytics User ID session unification, goals

I have the user ID configuration in my GA with session unification enabled

Now I want to track the conversion rate of users who have visited the website and those who have registered

Right now in my code when registering the user, I have defined their user ID and I trigger the event that they have registered, and I can see this data in the User ID view, but I cannot see a conversion rate between visitors and those who were actually signed (as it only appears in the UserID view).

Would it make more sense than for the signup goal, I just trigger the event where the user is signed up (and I monitor the conversion rate)

And for the other goals I need for logged in users (like buying stuff and the like), I create the goal in the User ID view and track those conversions there?

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no goals to publish. what can be the error?

I set up ser with captcha circuit breaker, proxies and emails. it worked for a few days but it doesn't work now. the message says, No objective to publish ….

recommended equipment – Quit photography in 2006. Ready to start again, Always have good goals but need advice on choosing the right body

I did safaris using a Canon EOS20D, and a clutch of what are now "L" lenses and not "L II" lenses, for example "EF 24-70mm f / 2.8L USM" and "EF 70-200 mm f / 2.8L IS USM". I had to stop, but I kept all of my equipment. Obviously, I have to switch to a more advanced camera body. The Canon Mark 5D III model seems to follow what I would ultimately like to return, and it would be something I could keep as a second body, hopefully. I'm curious to know if the Canon L first edition lenses will hold up, in terms of quality. I knew the limitations of IS in L zoom models when I used them. I don't mind doing an upgrade in the future, but assuming my end goal would go in the direction of what is speculated on the potential release of a Canon 5D V later this year, does Canon L IS 1st Edition lenses seem reasonable? for a moment?

goal – Why don't we use names, but only descriptions as a unique identifier for goals?

  1. Am I right to find that the lenses do not have a name, or should I see the description given to the manufacturer as the only correct name, and is there a variation on this a fault of # 39; spelling?

A lens is a tool, part of the camera system. If I ask you to grab me a socket wrench, I have given you an unnecessary description of the tool I need. If one asks you to grab me a 3/8 "socket wrench, a 12" extension and a 1/2 "socket, then you now know what to grab for me.

Ditto with a goal. If I say catch me at a wide angle, you guess. If I say I want a 16-35mm f / 2.8, you now know what I need.

These things don't need names because they have one: the goal. As with all tools, we select and communicate about them by their function.

  1. How are lenses and cameras different? Why does one have a clear unique name and the other does not? My working hypothesis is that one is likely to have several lenses and that one wishes to differentiate them by their unique characteristics, but in practice, I designate them with their reason / reason for which I have them purchased.

See the tool point above. You will buy a drill press with a marketable name, but each piece you buy will bear the name of its function.

Have you seen the spec sheet for a camera? There are many, many features – an all-encompassing name would be ridiculous. So they get model names to market and compare.

A lens has two essential pieces of information: focal length and maximum aperture – that’s it.

Manufacturers are asking for extra money for a quieter / more precise focus motor, ED glass, stabilization, etc.

I have never made such a claim. I have said that focal length and aperture are essential for shooting, while the others are "nice to have" in the vast majority of cases.

If I go to a football game during the day, then I will tell you that I want to have a 70-200 f / 4 and a 400 f / 5.6 with me. If you offered me a 70-200 f / 2.8 or a 400 f / 4, I wouldn't say no, of course, but I could work with less.

The fact that these lenses have USM technology or a great lens is great, but not as critical to my decision making process as focal length and aperture. For example, I would take a manual focus lens with the right focal length and the right aperture for my needs compared to a super new and super cool autofocus lens in the wrong focal range.

So yes, there are other features of a lens – but the focal length and the aperture range govern most of whether or not you get the photo you want.

Why are the media trying to put Ronaldo on the level of Messi, even if he can only match Messi in goals?

Why are the media trying to put Ronaldo on the level of Messi, even if he can only match Messi in goals?