Video 7 is called "This little flower went to market". Locations: Amsterdam Flower Market, Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer ( Flower Auction Aalsmeer, Holland ) and the Scilly Islands in Great Britain. An interesting documentary about decisions regarding transportation and distribution a flower producer has to take. It is not always possible, even when using mathematical methods, to find a guaranteed optimal solution although in many cases such a solution can be found. Problems shown involved the selection of type of transport: land, sea or air and the difficult bin packing issue which involves loading several trucks with batches of flowers of different size.

Now that I have started MT365 I am learning various new features of Mathematica as well. Particularly those in the Graph Database and the Combinatorica package.

2-2018 Teaching by misleading

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