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Algorithm at Wikipedia

An algorithm is a set of or detailed sequence of actions and/or formulas, used to accomplish some task. Simply put, an algorithm is a description of a process. Often an algorithm is a series of directions used to create a result.

DNA is algorithmic, a form of information stored within all living cells. All biochemical processes are regulated by genes. Because of this concepts such as free will and psychology may be consequential, because people's behaviour is replicated by pre-determined code.

In computing terms an algorithm defines the steps or rules that a machine must take to perform an operation on a set of data, usually with formula written in machine language.

Computer programs try to solve mathematical and logical problems with algorithms. Programmers want to know the best kinds of alorithms and strategies they can use in file sharing applications.

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