[EM] BeatpathWinner algorithm
markus.schulze at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Thu Jun 2 01:02:39 PDT 2005
Dear Mike Ossipoff,
Russ Paielli wrote (21 May 2005):
> You might also recall that Mike's "beatpathwinner"
> algorithm ...
you wrote (2 June 2005):
> It wasn't "Mike's". It was from Steve, and I said so.
> Russ got the algorithm from me, just as I got it from Steve.
> As I said, it wasn't "Mike's" algorithm. I got it from Steve,
> and Russ got it from me.
That isn't quite correct. I had posted the Floyd algorithm in a
private mail (30 April 2000) to David Catchpole, Blake Cretney,
Steve Eppley, Rob Lanphier, Norman Petry, and you. Obviously, you
didn't understand the Floyd algorithm because your implementation
had a runtime of O(NumberOfCandidates^5) while the Floyd algorithm
has a runtime of O(NumberOfCandidates^3). But the fact that you
mistakenly called your implementation "Floyd algorithm" showed
that you read my mail and tried to implement that algorithm that
was described in my mail.
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