Evaluating Las Vegas Algorithms - Pitfalls and Remedies

  title={Evaluating Las Vegas Algorithms - Pitfalls and Remedies},
  author={Holger H. Hoos and Thomas St{\"u}tzle},
Stochastic search algorithms are among the most sucessful approaches for solving hard combinatorial problems. A large class of stochastic search approaches can be cast into the framework of Las Vegas Algorithms (LVAs). As the run-time behavior of LVAs is characterized by random variables, the detailed knowledge of run-time distributions provides important information for the analysis of these algorithms. In this paper we propose a novel methodology for evaluating the performance of LVAs, based… CONTINUE READING
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