International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Comparative Analysis and Prospect of Two Heuristic Algorithms -------- The Firefly Algorithm and the Basic Ant Colony Algorithm
TaiRan Hu

This paper introduces two heuristic algorithms and illustrates the similarities and differences between the two algorithms; in the end, through the empirical analysis to find their respective advantages. This paper mainly focuses on the firefly algorithm, which is a new type of algorithm, inspired by the fluorescence information exchange between the fireflies in the nature. By comparative analysis with the basic ant colony algorithm, this text gives a final assessment of the firefly algorithm, and makes a prospect for its development.

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