Monday, April 8, 2019

Sometimes a simple heuristic is the best

Demoing a cutting stock problem, I was a bit overthinking things. If the material is cheap, the optimal cutting patterns are too complicated. Simplified cutting patterns are better even when this causes additional waste. So, now I am using a simplistic Skyline heuristic and even then add constraints to simplify the cutting.

Now, this is really small potatoes compared to this [1]:


  1. Dominique Thiebaut, 2D-Packing Images on a Large Scale, INFOCOMP 2013 : The Third International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation

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