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Beware greedy algorithms

Author:
Simmons, Benno I., Hoeppke, Christoph, Sutherland, William J.
Source:
The journal of animal ecology 2019 v.88 no.5 pp. 804-807
ISSN:
0021-8790
Subject:
algorithms, ecosystems, nestedness
Abstract:
To fairly compare the nestedness of ecological networks, a network's observed nestedness can be divided by its maximum nestedness. The authors show that a greedy algorithm does not find networks’ maximum nestedness values. Simulated annealing achieved much better results, laying the foundation for future development of even more sophisticated algorithms.
Agid:
6437839