# Questions tagged [approximation-algorithms]

An approximation algorithm is an algorithm that finds an approximate solution to a (typically NP-hard) problem. The quality of the algorithm is measured by how close to the actual optimum it performs. For example, it is a constant factor approximation algorithm if it always outputs a solution that is within a constant factor of the optimum. Hardness of approximation is one way to separate NP-hard problems.

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### Computational complexity of rate $\frac{1}{2}$ codes

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### Do higher-order splines with Lipschitz derivatives exist on finite sets?

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### Lottery in O(1) per participant

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### Min-sum and min-max node-disjoint path problems

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### Norm of vector components optimization of linear matrix combination

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### How to derive space bound for Morris(a) approximate counting algorithm

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### Why does Y. Moshe Vardi use this specific matrix when estimating source-destination traffic intensities with EM algorithm?

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### A variant of travel salesman problem with charging points

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### what is the computational complexity of Louvain algorithm?

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### A variant of Steiner tree problem

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### How to solve a QCQP where constraints are balls?

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### Minimum delay path in time-dependent graph

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### Minimal bottleneck path in time-varying graph

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### Detecting slow growth in a finite number of queries

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### Can you solve this problem using a finite number of queries?

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### Disjoint paths in temporal graphs

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### Reference Request: Randomly Generated Contraction

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### Meaning of L-reduction from Dominating set problem

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### Subdividing a sequence such that sum is somewhat equally distributed

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### Algorithmic combinatorial discrete problem (randomized lazy update?)

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### Transforming an optimization problem to maxmin formulation

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### Maximize sum of supermodular functions over nested sets

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### Adaptive Simpsons Quadrature Algorithm for Double Integrals? [closed]

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### Im looking for an algorithm that can solve or approximate the solution to a problem

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### Hutchinson-type algorithm for efficient computation of trace of inverse of non symmetric matrix

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### Fast Bourgain embedding (or similar embeddings)?

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### What's the name of functions that produces a non deterministic solution without losing the exact solution?

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### Row-based iterative algorithms for computing the kernel of a matrix

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### How to compress variables in a linear regression

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### Can one optimize the probability that an identity is satisfied until the probability is $1$?

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### complexity of bounded knapsack with spoilage

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### Approximate homology of a large simplicial complex

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### Approximation of half-integers modified Bessel function of the second kind

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### Counting spanning trees of a planar graph

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### The minimum rank of a matrix over GF(2) when part of non-zero off-diagonal elements are set to be zero

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### A name for algorithms that perform well in an asymptotic sense, when inputs are random

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### Fast Algorithms for sum of independent random variables

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### Removing the minimum number of edges to make a graph triangle-free (using set cover)

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### What is the LP gap of vertex cover in planar graphs?

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### A variation of longest paths in directed acyclic graph

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### Heuristics for this “subset” traveling salesman problem

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### Is there an algorithm for numerical approximation of (naive) period integrals

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### Can Carlsons's iterative algorithm for $\arctan x$ be inverted to get one for $\tan x$?

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### Is there a Fourier Analytic way to approximate volume?

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### Approximate volume computation and lattice point enumeration - hardness

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### Quantum Optimization as approximating $\mathbb{CP}^{2^n -1}$ with the orbits of a subgroup of SU($2^n$)

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### Are there any solvers to Chance Constrained Programming Problems

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### Approximating John's ellipsoid from uniform sampling of a centrally symmetric convex polyhedron

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### 3-Approximation Algorithm for Weighted 3-Hitting Set (Weighted Set Cover)

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