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Genetic algorithm

By Yongxin Yao

Iowa State University

A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method

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Published on 10 Aug 2011
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We present a simple genetic algorithm based on cut-paste-mutation operations to solve problems with complexity scales as 2^N, where N is the size of the system. Entertaining examples of evolving to nice 2D pictures are chosen for illustration, where the complexity increases exponentially with the number of pixels. Interesting academic questions, like how the population size, number of parents for each generation, mutation rate, and probability the fitness criteria will affect the efficiency of evolution, can be studied.

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