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The value of Big-O notation is for scale ability and the value of the constant of proportionality!

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The value of Big-O notation is for scale ability, since quite often a
an algorithm used for small N is forgotten about in a large program
and not changed when the program has to deal with larger inputs.

It's also useful to know the constant of proportionality, for
different platforms, for code optimization issues.
Oct 17 '05 #1
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