Designing and Reporting on Computational Experiments with Heuristic Methods

Richard S. Barr, Bruce L. Golden, James P. Kelly, Mauricio G.C. Resende, and William R. Stewart

Journal of Heuristics, vol. 1, pp. 9-32, 1995


This report discusses the design of computational experiments to test heuristic methods and provides reporting guidelines for such experimentation.  The goal is to promote thoughtful, well-planned, and extensive testing of heuristics, full disclosure of experimental conditions, and integrity in and reproducibility of the reported results.

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