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In the following, both a largely 36 theoretical method and a more applied approach will be considered. The theoretical work is based on Holland’s original schema theorem, popularised by Goldberg [G089]. The applied work is based on the systematic adjustment of internal settings when using a GA to tackle a series of test functions. e. e. functions expressed using 0’s and l’s), practitioners have used a vast array of representations and selection methods. Results therefore do not necessarily translate between these approaches, implying yet more caution when choosing settings and deciding between various algorithms etc.

Jgorithtn 3. The Little Genetic Algorithm. USINGLGA For many applications requiring the near optimisation of real or complex valued functions, LGA is a suitable algorithm. However, as mentioned several times already, the correct choice of algorithm is highlygroblem dependent and readers are encouraged to search the literature for successful applications of the technique to problems similar to their own. It may also prove worthwhile to consider some of the advanced operators discussed in Chapter4.

1 Comparison of biological and GA terminology. 2 R O B U S ~ ~ S S Although the GA has, not unsurprisingly, proved itself able to find the maximum value of J? over a small range of integers, how is it likely to perform on a wider range of more realistic problems? This requires a consideration of what exactly is meant bype$orm. The shortest and most efficient algorithm for generating the answer to a particular problem is simply a statement containing the answer to the problem. Given that this requires knowing the answer in the first place, the approach has little value.

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