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