# How will the first iteration of Intelligent Water Drops Algorithm work?

According to the algo "the initial soil on each path (edge) is denoted by the constant InitSoil such that the soil of the path between every two nodes i and j is set by soil(i, j) = InitSoil."

If the soil is same at every edge, won't the probability of a water drop to move from the ith node to any other node be same?

If the soil is same at every edge, won't the probability of a water drop to move from the ith node to any other node be same?

## All Answers (1)

Omid Mousazadeh· University of TabrizIn the first iteration, yes, many links may had identical probabilities, so you can randomly choose on of them, afterward according to undesirability of adding that node to partial solution and its velocity, transferring time is calculated. the more the time, the less the transferred soil will be. in the next iterations the amount of soil in all edges are not equal anymore.

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