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Which algorithm is the most useful and compact that anyone has written?

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Which algorithm is the most useful and compact that anyone has written?

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Algorithm to add two numbers:

c=a+b;

Tristan

c=a+b;

Tristan

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nope it's binary negation.

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Hmm, what about the algorithm to move an integer number from one memory location to another:

a=b;

a=b;

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Constructing data perhaps?: (cons a b)

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Regards,

Tristan Jones

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... there is no "most usefule algorithm ever written" ...

As any fule kno, the most

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I did one to do permutations on any number of characters and output it to a text file. I'm talking of hours of data crunching and huge huge text files. It even used about 90% of processor power on my lower end machine. This is the best way I've found to use up space on someone's computer :tongue2:

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Which algorithm is the most useful and compact that anyone has written?

...The Pythagorean theorum is the most useful ever devised.

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Virtually everyone alive has made use of it.

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how about:

(B^M)->(P)

Its a most satisfying algorithm, i found it most useful.

(B^M)->(P)

Its a most satisfying algorithm, i found it most useful.

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Algorithm to add two numbers:

c=a+b;

Tristan

The implementation of basic operations such as multiplication/division and even addition at the circuit level often use some interesting algorithms for optimization and speed. I'm not sure if you were being serious or not.

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Tristan Jones

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