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I'm using a genetic algorithm (based loosely on Re^15: Divide array of integers into most similar value halves (Updated)), it gets close very quickly, but has no guarantee to ever find the best. Nor any guarantees about the quality of what it does find. (Nor even any criteria by which to judge that.)

It took less than a minute to find 86850, but much, much longer to refine that to 84860.

I threw the implementation I've been using together late last night and it is pretty crude and messy. Once I've cleaned it up I'll post it.


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In reply to Re^4: Travelling problem (Anyone better <strike>86850</strike> 84860?) by BrowserUk
in thread Travelling problem by Dirk80

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