Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Collaboration via NY Times

The NY Times "Numberplay" column this week addresses "open science," collaboration, and the Traveling Salesman Problem:


The column poses two problems (one involving numbers/distances and one involving words/letters) for readers to work on. I'll be interested to see how well collaboration succeeds, in particular, on the first, enormous  problem.

(The inspiration for this column, by the way, was the following, more general Times piece on collaborative science in the digital age: http://tinyurl.com/78apwyy )

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