# Courses

# The Newer Ones

**December 12, 2018**

Meta-heuristics or meta-heuristic algorithms are evolutionary algorithms which are a part of "Soft Computing" and Soft computing itself is a form of AI. But what are these algorithms?

One instance or example of these algorithms is Genetic Algorithm which I've written about previously. Basically these algorithms are designed to search a space, and usually the goal or the objective is an optimum answer. The optimum answer is usually expressed as a form of a minimum value or maximum value.

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**October 1, 2018**

In terms of solving problems, any thing or guideline that guides towards solving a problem, and not an instance of a problem is called an "Algorithm". Put it this way, any steps you follow in your brain to calculate divisions, is an algorithm, because division is a problem, but say, dividing 21 by 7 or 100 by 30 are problem instances, and the exact steps you follow to solve these problems, are instances, not algorithms.

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# The Other Ones

**April 11, 2018**

Basically I have a very strange and unique taste of things when it comes to my major, and the field I've been most interested in since the age of 4, which is computers and Computer Science. For those who don't know, there's a difference between the two while they are connected. I did enjoy things like programming, solving problems and even for a while working with web services and servers, but Computer Science or CS, is far beyond that. Basically the fundamentals of CS has roots within logic and mathematics, and not much calculus, but rather set theory, matrices, algebra and analysis.

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**January 6, 2018**

Data Mining is an interesting course I took this past semester, and really enjoyed. Today I want to talk about it a little, what it actually is, and how it's done. Basically data mining brings together subjects like machine learning, statistical analysis and basic programming in order to analyze data and obtain information from what is called a data set. A data set can be a spreadsheet, a database, an ASCII file or really any source of data, which is gathered into a single form, which is called a data warehouse.

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