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". Jul 25 '16 at 9:35
  • @MaxWilliams Sounds good as a start. Is the hyphen neccessary?
    – machinery
    Jul 25 '16 at 9:38
  • Yes, the hyphen is necessary. Jul 25 '16 at 9:45
  • What do you think about "inter-algorithm analysis" and "intra-algorithm analysis"?
    – machinery
    Jul 25 '16 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. Jul 25 '16 at 10:08

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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