algos

    1.0.8 • Public • Published

    Algos

    This provides a simple framework to use to implement basic algorithms. Node JS is single-threaded, we can build efficient software to compensate. The implementation of the examples is not optimal, but is meant to show the operation. In any case the performance gain from using an efficient algorithm is far superior to micro-optimizations.

    Usage

    SimulatedAnnealing

    When you have an problem that can't be solved for large data sets, we need some way to get to a 'good enough' solution. After all salesmen need to travel today!

    Backtracking

    When the only way to find the answer seems to be by brute force: look at this. Some of the brute force answers that don't work can be identified early. By shutting them off early - impossible becomes easy.

    PriorityQueue

    Some algorithms depend on maintaining a list of the cheapest items (esp. in graph traversal). A priority queue is used to hold the results. This implementation uses an array, which is kept in sorted order ( lowest is the last position in the array ).

    Graphs

    When you have list of things that are related to one another - this provides a simple framework to borrow algorithms that have been built up over many years.

    Combinatorics

    Helper methods to return combinations and permutations...

    Solvers

    To solve a function f(x)=0 for a value of x, use this.

    The secant solver can be considerably faster - providing the function converges. The bisectionSolver is a binary search for the solution. Both functions require passing in reasonable starting guesses.

    var algos = require( "algos" ) ;
    var x0 = algos.secantSolver( function(x) { return Math.exp(x/100) - (3.0*x*x*x) / x*x - 7.5 } ) ;
    var x1 = algos.bisectionSolver( function(x) { return Math.exp(x/100) - (3.0*x*x*x) / x*x - 7.5 } ) ;
    

    Licence

    This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

    Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.

    In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    Install

    npm i algos

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    1.0.8

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    Unlicense

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