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02: GoSeLocalMaximum

GoSeLocalMaximum Definition    download .ghx

Start at a known point on the curve. Always step upwards. At each step measure the slope. If it is zero stop. If is changes direction, turn around, takes smaller steps and keep going. Not surprisingly, this is called a hill-climbing strategy. It has some problems. If there is a local hilltop in the direction you start walking, you will reach it and be trapped, even if you can see a taller hill nearby. If the hilltop is really small, that is, small in relation to the steps you are taking, you might miss it altogether.     ... more on Design Patterns CA

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