# heuristic method

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## heuristic method

[hyu̇′ris·tik ′meth·əd]
(mathematics)
A method of solving a problem in which one tries each of several approaches or methods and evaluates progress toward a solution after each attempt.
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However, their solution quality is not guaranteed, examples of which include Palmer's heuristic method [16], CDS heuristic [17], rapid access (RA) [18], and NEH heuristic [19].
"ANovel heuristic Method for Distribution SystemPlanning" Electric Power Components and Systems,29: 491-502 , 2001.[5] Samui, A.
The CODESSA software v2.6 were used to calculate descriptors from the produced electronic structural data and finally to get linear correlations between the calculated and experimental PAF receptor binding inhibitory activity values using either best multi linear (BMLR) or Heuristic method.
This volume explains one of those strategies; a heuristic method known as risk parity, which seeks to build a balanced portfolio such that risk is weighted equally across different assets (equities and bonds).
We construct a mathematical model based on this communication graph and solve the model by an enhanced heuristic method. The proposed heuristic method incorporates simulated annealing into genetic algorithm to improve the accuracy and speed of original genetic algorithm.
In order to solve this program, the heuristic method is presented, which uses information contained in optimal primal and dual solutions to the first-order relaxation [LP.sup.1].
The comparison of the objective function allows us to assess the advantage of using the exact method over the heuristic method. The comparison of the CPU time allows us to measure the added cost of using the exact method over the heuristic method.
Genetic algorithms (GA), as heuristic method of optimizing inspired by evolution, function through inscribing potential solutions in forms of structure very similar to that of chromosome.
In this way, the approximate optimum solution calculated by the heuristic method can sometimes represent an infeasible solution for the exact optimization technique.
Alfaro shows his results on the application of a heuristic method for estimation of velocity structure for S-waves and compares his findings with existing PS-logging data.
Ease of use of the heuristic method is based on a partial abstraction of hundreds of specific design guidelines down to a small number of easy-to-remember representative ones.

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