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Associated article: Simulated Annealing: A Heuristic Optimization Algorithm

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Published source code accompanying the article by Girish Keshav Palshikar in which he examines simulated annealing, a probabilistic heuristic optimization algorithm that mimics the natural process of slow cooling of liquids that leads to a solid form that has the lowest energy.

					Algorithm Alley
by Girish Keshav Palshikar 

Listing One
// max. no. of neighboring states for a given state
#define MAX_NEIGHBOUR   100     

// external functions assumed (specific to each problem domain)
extern double Cost(STATE *pS);  // returns the cost of given state
extern ...							
										
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