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Re: Assign guests to hotel rooms

by polypompholyx (Chaplain)
on Sep 15, 2005 at 18:08 UTC ( #492361=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Assign guests to hotel rooms

I am not a mathematician, but bin-packing problems are NP-hard, and any algorithm you choose will only approximate the optimal solution (potentially to arbitrary precision if your problem is formally identical to bin-packing). The only way to guarantee the optimal solution is to perform an exhaustive (impractical) search of every possible combination. How will you calculate when your solution is 'good enough'?

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