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Some experiments with simulated annealing for coloring graphs. (English) Zbl 0626.90067

Methods of thermodynamical simulation have been used for several famous combinatorial optimization problems. For graph coloring (i.e. partition of the node set into as few independent sets as possible) we describe a method of simulation. Such an approach is combined with other techniques for graph coloring. Experiments on random graphs show evidence that this combination gives better results than anyone of the original non-combined methods.

MSC:

90C27 Combinatorial optimization
65K05 Numerical mathematical programming methods
05C15 Coloring of graphs and hypergraphs
90B35 Deterministic scheduling theory in operations research
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