Interactive Tools through the Internet
Welcome to InterTools page. This is an archive of interactive tools for
discrete optimization algorithms to be used through the Internet.
We believe in the importance of actual (software) realizations as a useful
technique in the experimental analysis, empirical verification and tuning of
algorithms. These realizations help to assess the relevance or limitations of
theoretical models and to create bridges toward applications in different
The tools permit to send descriptions of problems to our server
and to receive solutions, both by email and on the client browser.
They are intended to be used by researchers and practitioners to:
- (research) enlarge the number of tests of the different
algorithms (feedback is encouraged), and develop more specialized versions of wide-purpose algorithms for
- (educational) provide a tutorial introduction to
various techniques and algorithms
- (applications) test the viability of a given algorithm for the
solution of a problem without the burden of rewriting the software from
Our work is just beginning, at the moment the following tools
Of course, the tools are available for free and without
warranty of any kind; see our disclaimer for details.
Note: at the moment the only browser working with our interactive pages
is Netscape, version 2.02 or higher.
Hopefully future releases of other browsers will support the
File Upload and the "Browse Button", see
Coguar page at
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