My Discovery!

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    In class for my communication Technology class i was supposed to build a simulator for dijkstra algoruthm (SHortest route algorithm).. THis was difficult to implement as a program after a lot of medeling and stuff i implemented it and it works wonderfully.... Now i think the way i solved it is way different.. though the basic principle is the same... And my method is very easy to implement... I am not sure wheather any one has already discovered the method i have used.. Does this mean i have made discovery.. How do i proceed.. now...

    If any one can help me i would vbe glad to post my code and explain the method i have used...

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    If it is a genuinely new algorithm I have implemented how do I tell people about it.. and how do I get it named as vasanthís shortest route algorithm.. donít laugh please..

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    Usually you write a paper about it. You might want to sit on it though until you get into a position where you know enough to be able to prove your algorithm is correct (dont want anyone stealing your work )

    I too think I may have discovered an algorithm, relating to coloring graphs. But Im not yet able to prove its (in)correctness, so Id rather not write a paper now and embarass myself
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    In my case its correctness can be easily be proved... And to make sure i ran my program with say around 250 nodes and checked various results with already existing algorithm... they were right...


    Now tell me about writing the paper stuff.. how do i go ahead doing it... And do you recomend me not to give away my algorithm out now...

    and this is making me feel funny in a way.. because i have the fear that this implementation would be old and already been used...

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    You should probably talk to a professor at your university, they will probably be able to give you much better direction than I could.
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    Look at typical "papers" in in Nature or similar. These are the forums, (forums, hmmm, fora?), that discoveries are published. They need not be long, Einstein was famously brief with his papers, some of which changed the world.

    I would search very carefully to make sure you have discovered something new, then you will need to prove it works, not in a single test scenario, but in any random scenario, and in classic "worst case" scenarios.
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    well thanks for your input.. I have compiled a small page which can be termed as a paper i guess..(it is crappy somewhat).. i have put it here.. Please have a look and tell me if it is a new idea. And if it is please give me sugestions on improving my language and directions on what to do further...

    I cannot yet talk to my professors since i dont have that kind of profs here... I might be able to do that only next year when i will be sent to UK..

    thanx in advance
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