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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;

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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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As any fule kno, the most... there is no "most usefule algorithm ever written" ...

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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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...The Pythagorean theorum is the most useful ever devised.Which algorithm is the most useful and compact that anyone has written?

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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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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.Algorithm to add two numbers:

c=a+b;

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Tristan Jones

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