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Branch and Bound Implementations for the Traveling Salesperson Problem - Part 1: A solution with nodes containing partial tours with constraints

By: Richard Wiener

Abstract

This first in a series of several columns outlines a well known branch and bound algorithm for solving the Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP). A single-threaded Java implementation of this algorithm is presented and discussed along with some results on several moderate sized potentially intractable problems. The implementation provides an opportunity to discuss several important Java implementation issues.

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Richard Wiener, “Branch and Bound Implementations for the Traveling Salesperson Problem - Part 1: A solution with nodes containing partial tours with constraints”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 2, no. 2 (March 2003), pp. 65-86, doi:10.5381/jot.2003.2.2.c7.

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