Optimal solution

gfgs pedo 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
> size,
> 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
> which
> 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.

Regards Data.

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