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Software: The Russian algorithm: A second look: What was labeled a breakthrough in linear programming seems now to be largely of theoretical importance

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It was too good to be true. News reports last fall indicated that the world of mathematics was being “rocked” by a Russian mathematician's discovery of shortcut solutions to decisionmaking problems common in business and industry — so-called linear programming problems that sometimes require weeks or months of computer time to solve, or could even take thousands of years of computer time.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 5 )