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Worst-case analyses, linear programming and the bin-packing problem
Chan, Lap Mui Ann (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Simchi-Levi, David (Northwestern University)
Bramel, Julien (Columbia University)

Date: 1998
Abstract: In this paper we consider the familiar bin-packing problem and its associated set-partitioning formulation. We show that the optimal solution to the bin-packing problem can be no larger than 4/3 $Z _LP where Z_LP is the optimal solution value of the linear programming relaxation of the set-partitioning formulation. An example is provided to show that the bound is tight. A by-product of our analysis is a new worst-case bound on the performance of the well studied First Fit Decreasing and Best Fit Decreasing heuristics.
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Absolute performance ratio ; Bin-packing ; Linear programming ; Best-fit decreasing ; First-fit decreasing
Published in: Mathematical Programming, vol. 83 n. 2 (1998) p. 213-227, ISSN 0025-5610

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