"The invention disclosed in the patent relates to a computer based dynamic algorithm that calculates the mean free path between two discreet data elements in real time. The patent discloses the algorithm and software encoded on media such as compact disk, DVD, flash memory, and other media. The computer based algorithm has applications for searches and maintenance of large databases in which files must be searched and located quickly. The algorithm and patent software comprising it can also be used in real time where the data files are being constantly modified. This invention offers an improvement over other methods already in existence because it is better able to accommodate rapidly changing data and files. The invention satisfies a long-felt need in a competitive industry."