The Power of Python Scripts - Computing the Optimal Road Trip Across the U.S

“If we’re willing to accept that we don’t need the absolute best route between all of the landmarks, then we can turn to smarter techniques such as genetic algorithms to find a solution that’s good enough for our purposes. Instead of exhaustively looking at every possible solution, genetic algorithms start with a handful of random solutions and continually tinkers with these solutions — always trying something slightly different from the current solutions and keeping the best ones — until they can’t find a better solution any more”. Randy Olson

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area - it’s amazing that the cable cars here make it on the same list that places like Yellowstone do.

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