I'm working on a project in MS Visual C++, unfortunately the code is
completely tied to that environment and that IDE so I'm trapped. That C++
code has a GUI which loads a bunch of data, then runs a given algorithm on
each record, deciding whether it passes a test or not. The algorithm has
more than 100 variables with certain interdependencies, and what I'm
working on now is a way of trying to tune the variables to get the best
result. This parameter tuning sounds much easier in Ruby than it does in
C, so I'd like ...