From: Grant Edwards on 10 Mar 2010 17:09 On 20100310, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo(a)geekcentral.gen.new_zealand> wrote: > In message <mailman.527.1268199449.23598.pythonlist(a)python.org>, Gabriel > Genellina wrote: > >> Warnsdorff's algorithm is heuristic ... > > Then it shouldn???t be called an ???algorithm???. Why? An algorithm is just a welldefined series of steps. Just because it uses heuristics doesn't mean it's not an algorithm. In my book it's still an algorithm even if it never produces a correct result. It's just not a very _good_ algorithm. :)  Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! YOU PICKED KARL at MALDEN'S NOSE!! gmail.com
From: Terry Reedy on 10 Mar 2010 23:44 On 3/10/2010 4:49 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote: > In message<mailman.527.1268199449.23598.pythonlist(a)python.org>, Gabriel > Genellina wrote: > >> Warnsdorff's algorithm is heuristic ... > > Then it shouldnât be called an âalgorithmâ. Heuristic algorithms correctly compute some function, just not the one you want ;).
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