I'm having five different algorithms about which I have to write a report. First, I analyze each algorithm on its own and then I compare the algorithms.

My problem now is that I need two section names for both things, i.e. for analyzing each algorithm on its own and for comparing the algorithms.

I'm thinking of something like "Within Algorithm Comparison" and "Between Algorithm Comparison" but this does not sound very correct.

Does somebody have other suggestions?

  • You could say "algorithm-specific analysis" and "inter-algorithm comparison". Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 9:35
  • @MaxWilliams Sounds good as a start. Is the hyphen neccessary?
    – machinery
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 9:38
  • Yes, the hyphen is necessary. Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 9:45
  • What do you think about "inter-algorithm analysis" and "intra-algorithm analysis"?
    – machinery
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 9:49
  • "intra" implies that you are looking at things inside the algorithm, but you're not - you're looking at the algorithm itself. Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 10:08

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In the spirit of keeping the writing simple, you can go with:

  • Analysis of algorithms
  • Comparison of algorithms

Under the 'Analysis' section, you can examine each algorithm in the required amount of detail. Once you have explained all the algorithms, use the 'Comparison' section to point out similarities and differences between them.

You can make the title a bit more specific by referring to the process that the algorithm does. As an example, if the algorithm refers to Machine Learning, you can write it as:

  • Analysis of Machine Learning algorithms
  • Comparison of Machine Learning algorithms

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