In  and  , an algorithm is a finite sequence of well-defined instructions, typically used to solve a class of specific problems or to perform a computation.

Algorithms are used as specifications for performing calculations,  processing, automated reasoning, automated decision-making and other tasks.

In , a heuristic is a technique used in problem solving that uses practical methods and/or various estimates in order to solutions that may not be optimal but are sufficient given the circumstances.

Last Updated on 3 years by pinc