Ocean-compatible collection of greedy/brute-force solvers/samplers

## Project description

> :warning: Note: dwave-greedy is deprecated in favor of dwave-samplers.

## dwave-greedy

An implementation of a steepest descent solver for binary quadratic models.

Steepest descent is the discrete analogue of gradient descent, but the best move is computed using a local minimization rather rather than computing a gradient. At each step, we determine the dimension along which to descend based on the highest energy drop caused by a variable flip.

>>> import greedy
...
>>> solver = greedy.SteepestDescentSolver()
>>> sampleset = solver.sample_ising({0: 2, 1: 2}, {(0, 1): -1})
...
>>> print(sampleset)
0  1 energy num_oc.
0 -1 -1   -5.0       1
['SPIN', 1 rows, 1 samples, 2 variables]

### Installation

Install from a package on PyPI:

pip install dwave-greedy

### Examples

Simple frustrated Ising triangle:

import dimod
import greedy

# Construct a simple problem
bqm = dimod.BQM.from_qubo({'ab': 1, 'bc': 1, 'ca': 1})

# Instantiate the sampler
sampler = greedy.SteepestDescentSampler()

# Solve the problem
result = sampler.sample(bqm)

Large RAN1 sparse problem (requires NetworkX package):

import dimod
import greedy
import networkx

# Generate random Erdős-Rényi sparse graph with 10% density
graph = networkx.fast_gnp_random_graph(n=1000, p=0.1)

# Generate RAN1 problem on the sparse graph
bqm = dimod.generators.random.ran_r(r=1, graph=graph)

# Instantiate the sampler
sampler = greedy.SteepestDescentSampler()

# Run steepest descent for 100 times, each time from a random state

# Print the best energy
print(min(sampleset.record.energy))

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