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May 4th, 2008, 09:00 AM  #1 
Joined: Dec 2007 Posts: 232  Quick! Hardest algorithm you've learned!
Don't stop and think... what was the hardest algorithm you had to learn for any programmingrelated topic?

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July 27th, 2008, 05:41 PM  #2 
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right now, it's dealing with recursion and indirect recursion contest problems

July 28th, 2008, 06:47 AM  #3 
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Loops. They were pretty hard compared to other programming algorithms.

July 28th, 2008, 11:41 AM  #4 
Joined: Dec 2007 Posts: 138  Re: Quick! Hardest algorithm you've learned!
AC3 with backtracking. Not terribly difficult, but my experience is sadly limited... If I knew how to write a letrec, I might say that... maybe. Or it might not be that difficult... dunno 
July 29th, 2008, 08:10 PM  #5 
Joined: Dec 2007 Posts: 232  Re: Quick! Hardest algorithm you've learned!
I'm not sure if it's fair to say ECM factoring... since I've never actually made it work properly. ops:

April 30th, 2010, 12:59 PM  #6 
Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 96  Re: Quick! Hardest algorithm you've learned!
I dont have one...I usually just feel the flow as I program, I dont see why I should have standard algorithms unless its to meet a standard...and even then why cant we improve? Isnt that what Computer Science and programming is all about?

November 29th, 2011, 02:39 AM  #7 
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I no longer even have all the test code. But I learned years ago testing is the way to ... Granted it may be one of the harder parts (if it works) but you have not shown,

December 28th, 2011, 04:38 PM  #8 
Joined: Dec 2011 Posts: 3  Re: Quick! Hardest algorithm you've learned!
Two matroid intersection. I understood how the algorithm do what it does, but until now it's not clear for my WHY it works [its correctness] =s 
April 16th, 2012, 02:47 PM  #9 
Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 8  Re: Quick! Hardest algorithm you've learned!
Most of the greedy algorythims. I love backtracking, dynamic programming, Graphs, everything, but i hate greedy. I never understood what's with it, why is it so important, and which is it's phylosophy.


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