Questions about algorithms used or which might be used to implement a procedure known by name or loosely but not in detail. The subject of the question may be a procedure mentioned in the literature or a Mathematica built-in function
An algorithm is an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state and initial input the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, will proceed through a finite number of well-defined successive states, eventually producing "output" and terminating at a final ending state. The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic; some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input.