Accession Number : ADA017934

Title :   A Linked List Data Structure for a Binary Knapsack Algorithm.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Barr,Richard S. ; Ross,G. Terry

Report Date : AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This paper describes a novel application for a linked list in Greenberg's and Hegerich's algorithm for the binary knapsack problem. This list accelerates the solution of the problem by providing an efficient method for solving linear programming relaxations of the problem. Computational testing on 400 randomly generated problems with up to 7,500 variables is reported. For these problems, average solution times increase linearly with problem size when the linked list is used. The effectiveness of various problem reduction schemes is also explored.

Descriptors :   *Linear programming, Computations, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE