Issue No. 01 - January/February (2003 vol. 5)

ISSN: 1521-9615

pp: 48-56

April K. Andreas , Southern Methodist University

Isabel Beichl , National Institute of Standards and Technology

ABSTRACT

<p>An integer partition for a set of integers is a way to divide that set of numbers into two or more subsets, with approximately the same sum in each subset and the same number of elements in each subset. The authors have developed a method to estimate the work done by commonly used algorithms. Their method is based on one of Knuth's methods for estimating the size of backtrack trees.</p>

INDEX TERMS

integer partition, algorithms, Monte Carlo methods, multiprocessing

CITATION

April K. Andreas, Isabel Beichl, "Estimating the Work in Integer Partitioning",

*Computing in Science & Engineering*, vol. 5, no. , pp. 48-56, January/February 2003, doi:10.1109/MCISE.2003.1166552