Python Genetic Algorithm

Blubaugh, David A. dblubaugh at belcan.com
Mon Jan 28 21:22:11 CET 2008


Sir,

Have you ever worked with Gene Expression Programming????


David Blubaugh




  

-----Original Message-----
From: Wildemar Wildenburger [mailto:lasses_weil at klapptsowieso.net] 
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 7:24 AM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: Python Genetic Algorithm

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> I'm not sure I'm following you here. So a "chromosome" is bit of 
>> functionality, right? So basically it is a function. So my advice 
>> would be to write these functions and store it to the 
>> "indivuals"-list like
>> so:
> 
> No, a chromosome is a bit of *data*: a noun, not a verb. Read these 
> bits
> again:
> 
> "Individuals HAVE what's called a chromosome - a SPECIFICATION of what

> it contains. For example, common chromosomes are BIT STRINGS, ..."
> 
Oh, OK. I *sort of* got this. Sort of. My reasoning was that these
functions would return their associated "representation" upon being
called. Which makes not much sense, especially after your explanation.



> Some background which may help you understand what the OP is asking
for.
> 
> [snip little GA-intro]
> 
Thanks Steven, that sure was useful. I think I now have a new toy
hammer. I'm sure I'll see myself looking for toy nails everywhere over
the next few weeks.

:)
/W


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