Word:

memo function

(programming)memo function - (Or "memoised function") A function that remembers which arguments it has been called with and the result returned and, if called with the same arguments again, returns the result from its memory rather than recalculating it.

Memo functions were invented by Professor Donald Michie of Edinburgh University. The idea was further developed by Robin Popplestone in his Pop2 language long before it was ever worked into LISP.

This same principle is found at the hardware level in computer architectures which use a cache to store recently accessed memory locations.

A Common Lisp package by Marty Hall ftp://archive.cs.umbc.edu/pub/Memoization.

["'Memo' functions: and machine learning", Donald Michie, Nature, 218, 19-22, 1968].
Browse
membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
Membranous
Membranous croup
membranous labyrinth
membranous nephropathy
meme
meme plague
Memel
Memento
Memento mori
memetic algorithm
memetics
Memex
Meminna
Memnon
memo
-- memo function --
Memoir
Memoirist
memoisation
memoised function
memoization
memoized function
memorabilia
Memorability
Memorable
memorably
memoranda
Memorandum
Memorandum check
Memorandum or note
Memorate
Memorative
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy