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Simulated Annealing

Statistical and Numerical Computing

  1. Gudmund Høst

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vas024

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Høst, G. 2006. Simulated Annealing. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.

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  1. Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Simulated annealing is a Monte Carlo method for combinatorial optimization. It has found wide applications to problems within fields, such as image analysis, electronic circuit design and spatial sampling.