Overview of findings

These are four of the research findings that emerged from our empirical investigation. Each is supported with an interactive visualization on the pages linked below. Please see the background discussion for details on experimental methodology and key concepts underlying the empirical findings.

Competitive Algorithms

Is there one algorithm that outperforms the rest, across diverse input settings?

Variation with Shape

Are different data-dependent algorithms exploiting the same properties of datasets?

Trade-offs of data dependence

When do data-dependent algorithms offer improved error rates?

Comparison with Baselines

Do sophisticated algorithms always outperform simple baseline methods?