post office problem

post office problem

(algorithm)
Given a set of points (in N dimensions), find another point which minimises the sum of the distances from that point to each of the others.
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Cottage Grove city manager Richard Myers said he thought the drop in the town's return rate from 81 percent to 78 percent might be explained by the post office problem, along with efforts to get forms out to people being "a little disorganized in some ways," he said.
RE: Post Office problems (Telegraph, Saturday, December 13) Quote from "A spokeswoman" - what a load of arrogant waffle.
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