The average-case analysis of algorithms usually assumes independent, identical distributions for the inputs. In [C. Kenyon, Best-fit bin-packing with random order, in: Proc. of the Seventh Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SIAM, 1996, pp. 359-364] Kenyon introduced the random-order ratio, a new average-case performance metric for bin packing heuristics, and gave upper and lower bounds for it for the Best Fit heuristics. We introduce an alternative definition of the random-order ratio and show that the two definitions give the same result for Next Fit. We also show that the random-order ratio of Next Fit equals to its asymptotic worst-case, i.e., it is 2.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics