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This representation must now be adapted to allow for real-valued parameters. This requires providing a binary representation of numbers such as 2 . 91. ) There are many ways of doing this; however the most common is by a linear mapping between the real numbers and a binary representation of fixed length. To carry out this transformation, the binary string (or genotype) is firstly converted to a base-10 integer, z. This integer is then transformed to a real number, r, using: 20 The values of m and c depend on the location and width of the search space.
When LGA has run through all 20 generations print out LGADOSXES, run the program again, and print LGADOSRES. Finally repeat this process once more. If you compare the three sets of results they should be substantially different. e. the use of random numbers to pick individuals to mate, crossover sites and mutation locations. Therefore no two runs of a GA are ever likely to produce the same series of results (unless the random number generator was seeded with the same number both times). This is important to remember.
The evolution of the population. The fitness of the best performing individual,fnm, is seen to improve with generation as is the average fitness of the population,fme. Without mutation the lack of a I in all positions limits the final solution. Although a genetic algorithm has now been successfully constructed and applied to a simple problem, it is obvious that many questions remain. In particular, how are problems with rnore than one unknown dealt with,and how are problems with real (or complex) valued parameters to be tackled?
An introduction to genetic algorithms for scientists and engineers by David A Coley