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On Spacefilling Curves & the Traveling Salesman Problem

“Paul Goldsman used the spacefilling curve heuristic to solve the same instance [15,112 cities in Germany]. Our solution was about 34% longer. At a leisurely 600 km of travel per day this means the time to drive our solution would be about 147 days versus 110 days for the solution of Bixby, Chvatal, and Cook. [...]
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Roundtable discussion on APL, beards, proto-nerds & awesome 70s fashion

Catherine | Myspace Video If you’re at all interested in the history of programming languages, give this video a watch. You’ve got the father of APL, Ken Iverson himself, being interviewed along with a panel of experts. If APL isn’t your cup of tea, then you can also watch for the crazy 70s flute music, the hardware, [...]
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