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The Most Important Algorithms (Survey)

The Most Important Algorithms (Survey)
After a long discussion with some of my RISC colleagues about what the 5 most important algorithms on the world are, we couldn't reach a consensus on this question. So I suggested to perform a little survey. The criterion for suggestions was that these algorithms should be widely used. Further we restrict ourselves to the fields of computer science and mathematics. As I expected the number of different suggestions is close to 5 * (no. of participants) In the following you find the results (in alphabetical order) of this survey (which of course is highly non-representative since most of the participants are computer scientists). Visitors: 226992

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