As some of you may already be aware, I've been working on and off for the past couple months to develop a heuristic for solving the travelling salesman problem. The point of the TSP is to find the optimal Hamiltonian circuit in a Graph. A couple days ago, I finished my implementation (after finally getting some time to actually code the thing) and it finds a Hamiltonian cycle! For the graph pictured here, it actually finds the solution to the TSP! Do I have more testing to do with different Graphs? Absolutely.

Currently, I'm working on implementing the Held-Karp algorithm, which is the current best solution, having a time complexity of O(n^2 * 2^n) and finding a Hamiltonian circuit that is 99.5% optimal. Once I get that going, I will have a point of comparison. For small graphs, I can solve the TSP by hand. As they grow in size though, having a Held-Karp implementation will be a nice control.

Be warned- a tutorial introducing Hamiltonian circuits to follow!

Currently, I'm working on implementing the Held-Karp algorithm, which is the current best solution, having a time complexity of O(n^2 * 2^n) and finding a Hamiltonian circuit that is 99.5% optimal. Once I get that going, I will have a point of comparison. For small graphs, I can solve the TSP by hand. As they grow in size though, having a Held-Karp implementation will be a nice control.

Be warned- a tutorial introducing Hamiltonian circuits to follow!

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#### AdamSpeight2008

21 May 2011 - 01:31 PM
Would you consider writing an Extension Method for the GrapheNet Library? Even though though a large chunk of the codebase is written using Nemerle, and extension could in any .net language.

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