Finding the shortest path with Ant colony optimization algorithm
How often do we use graph algorithms in your daily coding? Not so often if you are a software developer as I am, most of the tasks are business logic, framework integration, or bug fixing. However, it possible to face with kind of task where graph algo is perfectly suitable certainly it is finding a short path.
Interesting? I will demonstrate a simple approach to implement the Ant colony optimization algorithm or just AOC. Hope you will find something useful for yourself in this article.
AOC has many variations some of them you can read in wiki. I'm gonna describe two of them Ant System (AS) and Ant Colony System (ACS) these approaches allow us to understand the common ideas of AOC and if you want to implement another variant or invent your own I think it is not getting trouble.Read More →