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algorithm
Last modified: Monday, August 02, 2004 

algorithm
(al´g&-rith-&m;) (n.) A formula or set of steps for solving a particular problem. To be an algorithm, a set of rules must be unambiguous and have a clear stopping point. Algorithms can be expressed in any language, from natural languages like English or French to programming languages like FORTRAN.

We use algorithms every day. For example, a recipe for baking a cake is an algorithm. Most programs, with the exception of some artificial intelligence applications, consist of algorithms. Inventing elegant algorithms -- algorithms that are simple and require the fewest steps possible -- is one of the principal challenges in programming.

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This was a study done to determine what types of faces are the most attractive. This shows how a genetic algorithm can be applied to a study of hereditary over many generations.

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Provides algorithms for common programming problems. It also provides pointers on how to implement those algorithms in various different languages.

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This FAQ provides discussions of the algorithms used in the process of generating computer graphics.

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