πŸ“š Node [[algorithms]]
πŸ““ algorithms.md (text) by @neil ️本 πŸ“

Algorithms

What's an algorithm?

An algorithm is simply a series of logical instructions that show, from start to finish, how to accomplish a task. By this broad definition, a cake recipe counts as an algorithm.

– [[Hello World]]

Usually, algorithms refer to something a little more specific. They still boil down to a list of step-by-step instructions, but these algorithms are almost always mathematical objects.

– [[Hello World]]

Types of algorithm

There's no overall consensus on how to group algorithms, but you can think of four main categories ([[Hello World]]):

Most algorithms are some combination of the above.

Algorithmic approaches

You can think of the approaches taken by algorithms as broadly fitting into two key paradigms.

πŸ““ algorithms.md (text) by @an_agora@twitter.com
Receiving pushes... (requires JavaScript)
Loading context... (requires JavaScript)
πŸ›οΈ Stoas for [[algorithms]]
πŸ“– Open document (Hedgedoc) at https://doc.anagora.org/algorithms
πŸ“– Open document (Etherpad) at https://stoa.anagora.org/p/algorithms