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Solving the TSP using Traditional Computing Approach

by Evans Baidoo, Stephen O. Oppong
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 152 - Number 8
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Evans Baidoo, Stephen O. Oppong

Evans Baidoo, Stephen O. Oppong . Solving the TSP using Traditional Computing Approach. International Journal of Computer Applications. 152, 8 ( Oct 2016), 13-19. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016911906

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From the last decade, even though there have been sudden advances in present technology in all areas, there exist some real-world NP composite problems that still escape scientists. The Travel salesman Problem is no exception. As it is an NP-Hard problem, lots of divergent solutions have been created to determine in shortest possible time, the optimal solution. Traditional algorithms are one of the oldest suggested solutions which present successful solutions that are to a larger extent optimal except in few occasions which may be close to the optimal. In this paper, a variant of the classical TSP, Random TSP (RTSP) is computed using various traditional algorithms. Their performances are evaluated with emphasis on length of tour and the algorithm effectiveness. Also, this paper presents the comparison among the algorithms based on a variety of parameters that facilitated to decide the superior algorithm with regards to their needs.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Traditional Algorithms Travelling Salesman Problem Optimization Problem