# algorithm • ### What is an algorithm and why it is important?

• Algorithm is an important concept in programming and every programmers must be well versed in it to write efficient codes. According to Wikipedia Algorithm is defined as "a set of rules that precisely defines a sequence of operations". Algorithm is basically a set of simplified rules or instructions that will help users to perform a task or operation in much efficient manner.

• ### What are some of the best algorithms?

• Top 10 algorithms used in programming

1. Hashing. A hash function that maps names to integers from 0 to 15. …
2. Search Algorithms. The search algorithms may either be applied to the linear data structures or graphical data structures.
3. Sort Algorithms. …
4. Dynamic Programming Algorithms
6. Modulo Arithmetic Algorithms. …
7. String Matching and Parsing Algorithms. …
8. Fourier Transform Algorithms. …

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• ### What does the name algorithm mean?

• In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm ( / ?ælɡ?r?ð?m / ( listen)) is a finite sequence of well-defined, computer-implementable instructions, typically to solve a class of problems or to perform a computation.

• ### What does algorithm look like?

• An algorithm in code looks like a food recipe or set of assembly instructions in English. The difference is that an algorithm in code is written in a programming language rather than in English (or some other human written language).

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