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Comment tell us what is different about it (Score 1) 195 195

"Schneider and colleagues' algorithm allows for occasional reverse steps that can unlock better solutions" ... "The algorithm uses backward moves often at the start of a packing process but they become less frequent as it closes in on the final solution"

That could describe just about every packing algorithm ever tried, ever. Can't we get a well-written article that actually says why it's different?

Some people manage by the book, even though they don't know who wrote the book or even what book.