InformeDesign: Glossary of Terms

iterative algorithm

A technique used when a formula for a desired result is missing. Through repeating simple calculations, one can generally create a sequence of near values approximately equaling the quantity that one is studying.


A numerical method usually used when explicit formulae are unavailable. The idea is that a repetition of (usually simple) calculations will result in a sequence of approximate values for the quantity of interest. The differences between successive ...