I understand algorithms as a means of figuring out a problem. When I was in high school, my math teacher tried to teach me algebra. Unfortunately, algebra was incomprehensible, with all those xes and pis. I passed math, and do well enough, but when it came to algebra not so much. I know algebra is to determine formulations. A formulation was a solution to a problem that was predetermined. Trigonometry etc. are higher forms of math, that is used in a more significant way than algebra to discover solutions.
There can be a few steps or many steps in a process, allowing a specific order to get you to the desired result or outcome. When we ladies bake, we use a recipe whether we bake a cake from scratch or a box mix, there are directions we follow to get the best result. These steps we follow are the recipe, and, from this tried and true method, you get consecutive results. Thus we have an algorithm.
If you are in a town and are lost, you would use your GPS. Looking for someone in the city or a destination out of town, you use your GPS and follow its prompts. Before the GPS, and could still be the case in many places today, if you do not have GPS, that the directions were quite different. You may stop and ask how to get to where you want to go. This helpful and friendly person would say keep going on this street until you get to Mr. Fred’s gas station and take a right. Keep on going until you see a crossroads, don’t turn to the right or left, keep on going across that road, and in just a bit, you will come to a mailbox on the left with a dog on it. Turn onto that path and go about two miles, and you will be where you want to be. Now, if you get to the big house on the hill on your left, you have gone too far. You will need to go back the way you came, to the mailbox with the dog, and it will be on your right this time. Look close because there could be weeds growing around it, and you might miss it. Both methods give you directions that, when put into following them, you have a solution—an algorithm.
An algorithm is an ebb and flow system. You put data or information into the equation, whether you are putting it into a pc program or electrical solution, a building solution, a baking solution, etc. It goes through the steps or channels to compute the correct outcome. That formula or data put in, flows out to be the answer to the problem that needed a remedy.
Humans are conduits of algorithms. What is input through our brains, comes out to be what we have preconceived or formulated in our minds, good or bad. I am sure some other formulas and rhythms flow through all our bodies’ organs, each communicating with one another to solve and keep a perfect flow of life needed solutions to keep us healthy.
My mind is awhirl as I think of algorithm usages. Many businesses rely on algorithms, Electrical engineers, manufacturers, etc. and of course, those that deal in anything concerning technology.
We often attribute algorithms to the technological world. I see the interactions of different formulas interacting to promote or rectify an issue in the processes of an operating system.
Algorithms were indeed useful in setting up the blockchain, transporting digital transactions through the system, miners, security solutions, confirming transactions, the ease, and flow of interconnection of the different platforms like the wallets for storing the digital currencies that you purchase. Algorithms are used many times for many reasons in the blockchain technology.
Almost all of the set up of the Compummatrix business and our CDAP operations use algorithms. Traffic is running here and there to keep all things in working mode. I can visualize the info zipping from here to pick up more information to take it to another processing station. All of Compumatrix’s intricately connected ecosystem uses algorithms to keep the network kosher connections and all processes flowing accurately and speedily. When we go to our CDAP, we do not see all that is going on behind the scene. We see the beautiful and accessible compilation of sections, where we perform a specific command or commands. We make our order, and the processes behind the scene carry them out. Indeed there is no other Company compares with Compumatrix Networks International.