I don't know what the hell Algorithm is..

I always here people talking about it... It sound like some REALLY complicated mathematical term.. but I dunno.

If you could be bothered give me your best definition :D

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- 11-03-2001electricgå|gö®îtHm
I don't know what the hell Algorithm is..

I always here people talking about it... It sound like some REALLY complicated mathematical term.. but I dunno.

If you could be bothered give me your best definition :D - 11-03-2001DavidP
An algorithm is any mathematical equation.

E = mc^2 is an algorithm which uses m and c to find E.

5+5 is even an algorithm, even though that is not what is usually referred to by the word algorithm.

An algorithm is just a mathematical process to find an answer.

The bubble sort is an algorithm.

Fibbonaci is an algorithm.

y = x + 2 is an algorithm.

Algorithms are all over the place. - 11-03-2001electricg
ahh thanks.. I've been doing them all along.. just didn't know the terminology i s'pose...

I feel REALLY stupid right now... :P - 11-03-2001Nick
An algorithm is a well defined sequence of steps in order to achieve a goal.

Giving a mathematical function

f(x) = sqrt(x)

This is not a algorithm as it suggest no way to calculate

the square root. - 11-03-2001seanFrom a programming perspective
From a programming perspective, and algorithm is simply the way you deal with data to solve your problem.