Log-space computable function

A log-space computable function is a function ${\displaystyle f\colon \Sigma ^{\ast }\rightarrow \Sigma ^{\ast }}$ that requires only ${\displaystyle O(\log n)}$ memory to be computed (this restriction does not apply to the size of the output). The computation is generally done by means of a log-space transducer.

Log-space reductions

The main use for log-space computable functions is in log-space reductions. This is a means of transforming an instance of one problem into an instance of another problem, using only logarithmic space.

Notes

1. ^ Sipser (2006) International Second Edition, p. 328.