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Andras Georgy Bekes bekesa@REDACTED
Tue Mar 18 14:28:20 CET 2008

> Oh, I thought it stood for Non-deterministic Polynomial Time.
> Where was it claimed that it means non-polynomial?
It was used in that sense.

If you think about it: X is (in) NP means a "good" thing: it means that 
for solving X we have an algorithm that runs in exponential time, 
however, there might be better algorithms.

In this thread, it was constantly used as something "bad". It was used 
instead of NP-hard, which means it is very unlikely to find an algoritm 
that runs in polynomial time.

The problem is probably NP complete, which means "is in NP" AND "is NP 


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