# Top algorithms (Trending topics)

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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
1 Algorithm 11,535 2 List of algorithms 1,650 3 Randomized algorithm 867 4 The Art of Computer Programming 672 5 Divide and conquer algorithm 649 6 XOR swap algorithm 362 7 Maze generation algorithm 330 8 Priority encoder 255 9 Maze solving algorithm 213 10 Algorithm design 190 11 Algorism 171 12 In-place algorithm 139 13 Las Vegas algorithm 119 14 Tomasulo algorithm 117 15 Medical algorithm 109 16 Approximate counting algorithm 106 17 Spreading activation 101 18 Interpolation search 97 19 Monte Carlo algorithm 83 20 HAKMEM 80 21 Hyphenation algorithm 75 22 List of terms relating to algorithms and data structures 69 23 Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures 64 24 Reservoir sampling 55 25 Predictor-corrector method 54 26 Timeline of algorithms 50 27 List of algorithm general topics 47 28 Randomized rounding 43 29 Fourier division 37 30 Streaming algorithm 36 31 Out-of-core algorithm 34 32 Run-time algorithm specialisation 33 33 Adaptive algorithm 33 34 Galley division 32 35 Randomization function 27 36 Bat algorithm 26 37 Super-recursive algorithm 21 38 Astronomical algorithm 19 39 Method of conditional probabilities 19 40 Holographic algorithm 15 41 One-pass algorithm 14 42 Sequential algorithm 13 43 Ping-pong scheme 12 44 British Museum algorithm 9 45 Sardinas–Patterson algorithm 9 46 Biologically inspired algorithms 7 47 Algorithmic Lovász local lemma less than 5 views
48 Kronecker substitution less than 5 views
49 Algorithms less than 5 views
50 Algorithm general topics less than 5 views
51 Terms relating to algorithms and data structures less than 5 views
52 Principle of deferred decision less than 5 views
53 Simulation Algorithms for Atomic DEVS less than 5 views
54 Simulation Algorithms for Coupled DEVS less than 5 views

# Encyclopedia

The main article for this category is Algorithm.

An algorithm, broadly defined, is an understandable and finite set of instructions for accomplishing some task which, given a defined set of inputs, will result in some recognisable end-state (contrast with heuristic). Algorithms often have steps that repeat (iterate) or require decisions (such as logic or comparison) until the task is completed.

## Subcategories

This category has the following 47 subcategories, out of 47 total.

## Pages in category "Algorithms"

The following 59 pages are in this category, out of 59 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

# Study guide

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## Subcategories

This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.

## Pages in category "Algorithms"

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# Wikibooks

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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