6 Minimizing a Cost Function

In many applications one is interested in solutions that minimize a given cost function. If the cost function is simple enough, we can obtain the minimization effect by employing a two-dimensional distribution strategy.

This section will present two examples, map coloring and conference scheduling, for which a two-dimensional distribution strategy suffices. For each of the two examples we will develop a parameterized script.

Christian Schulte and Gert Smolka
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