The value of Big-O notation is for scale ability and the value of the constant of proportionality!

Casey Hawthorne caseyhHAMMER_TIME at istar.ca
Mon Oct 17 05:00:54 CEST 2005


The value of Big-O notation is for scale ability, since quite often a
an algorithm used for small N is forgotten about in a large program
and not changed when the program has to deal with larger inputs.

It's also useful to know the constant of proportionality, for
different platforms, for code optimization issues.
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Regards,
Casey



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