GA/EP Notes: EC1 Chapters 1 Through 4

I started the next book in my GA/EP series. This is a bunch of smallish essays on evolutionary computation - we'll see how this material pans out.

Chapter 1 is a brief introduction to evolutionary computation: why it's used (optimization and adaptation) and what it's based on (biological concepts). Chapter 2 discusses where EC is applied, such as problems like routing and scheduling. It also mentioned using ECs for design and simulations. Chapter 3 talks about where ECs don't work very well. Chapter 4 defines the basic principles in evolution, such as selection, adaptation and diversity.

Basically, I haven't covered anything computer-specific just yet in this book, but that's fine. You need to cover the basics first.

* Posted at 03.09.2009 12:30:24 PM CST | Link *

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