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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.

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