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====== Fibonacci ====== | ====== Fibonacci ====== | ||

- | The Fibonacci number or sequence is: | + | The Fibonacci numbers or sequence is: |

$0,\;1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\; \ldots\;$ | $0,\;1,\;1,\;2,\;3,\;5,\;8,\;13,\;21,\;34,\;55,\;89,\;144,\; \ldots\;$ | ||

- | Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. In mathematical terms: | + | Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. In mathematical terms: $F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$ where $F_0 = 0,\; F_1 = 1$ |

- | $F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2}$ | + | Fibonacci numbers can be computed in several different ways. Here are four algorithms ordered from worst to best in time complexity. |

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- | $F_1 = 1,\; F_2 = 1$ | + | |

===== Recursive ===== | ===== Recursive ===== | ||

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The recursive algorithm to calculate a fibonacci number is very simple and is a direct translation from the mathematical definition. Unfortunately it is very slow. It uses $O(\phi^n)$ time, where $\phi=\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$ (the golden ratio). | The recursive algorithm to calculate a fibonacci number is very simple and is a direct translation from the mathematical definition. Unfortunately it is very slow. It uses $O(\phi^n)$ time, where $\phi=\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$ (the golden ratio). | ||

- | WARNING: [[Javascript math]] uses floating point for integers. After fib(78) the Javascript implementation of these algorithms are not exact. | + | WARNING: [[Javascript math]] uses floating point for integers. After fib(78) the Javascript implementation of these algorithms is not exact. |

[algorithm fibonacci-recursive] | [algorithm fibonacci-recursive] | ||

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===== Fast doubling ===== | ===== Fast doubling ===== | ||

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+ | The fast doubling method is even better, running in $O(\log(n))$ time. | ||

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[algorithm fibonacci-doubling] | [algorithm fibonacci-doubling] | ||

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+ | ===== Rounding ===== | ||

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+ | Computation by rounding, assuming constant time mathematical operators (which is true for basic Javascript maths) runs in $O(1)$ time. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number#Computation_by_rounding for a more complete explanation. | ||

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+ | $F_n=\bigg[\frac{\phi^n}{\sqrt 5}\bigg]$ | ||

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+ | [algorithm fibonacci-rounding] |

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