jtrjtrjtr2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 8 04:55:52 PDT 2002
> "Best" means "best for some specific objective".
> "Optimal" means the same thing as "best".
> Depends on what you want to do.
> There are countless examples of problems for which
> different algorithms scale differently by problem
> e.g. for N=10, Algorithm A is the fastest solution,
> but for N=1000, Algorithm B is much faster.
I guess you mean like seives like NFS and QS.
> There are also lots of examples of problems for
> one algorithm has an asymptotic lower bound that's
> the lowest known (or some other type of "best"),
Is n't it the big Oh-upper bound that determines if it
is best-since we always consider the worst case
yes,i remember that algorithm of primality in P.
thank you for answering.
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