i've implemented A* algorithm in python,after that i calculate with this python function the effective branching factor $ B^* $ $ T+1=1+B^*+(B^*)^2+⋯+(B^*)^L$ where $T$ is the number of expanded ...
I'm still fighting with the aforementioned paper "Improved upper bounds for vertex cover" by Chen, Kanj, Xia (PDF kindly provided by Yuval Filmus). My current problem is that it's specified that the ...
Let me preface this question by giving some helpful background material. I'm trying to solve the traveling salesman problem using branch and bound. Concretely, for a partial solution, I'm using the ...
For a class project we're developing a software that solves a common optimisation problem. After some research we've found out that our problem is called QAP (Quadratic Asssignment Problem) and the ...
Could anybody please explain what the difference between "bounding" and "pruning" in branch and bound algorithms is? I'd also appreciate references (preferably books), where this distinction is made ...
I have a test about the branch and bound algorithm. I understand theoretically how this algorithm works but I couldn't find examples that illustrates how this algorithm can be implemented practically. ...