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EO - Evolutionary computation library

EO (Evolvable|Evolutionary objects) is a C++ toolbox for evolutionary computation which defines interfaces for many classes of algorithms used in evolutionary computation, and, at the same time, provides some examples that use those interfaces. The client/user can include those objects in his or her programs, or create their own. If new objects are created, the GeNeura team commit themselves to test them, and make them available to the Evolutionary Computation community. In this way, no changes have to be made to the library design or to a program that implements an EC algorithm: just new classes added. Our intention would be that, in the future, somebody implementing an EC algorithm would say "I am using EO, plus a class that hs been made publicly available", improving repeatability of EC results and easing its availability.

It contains classes for any kind of evolutionary computation you might come up to, except maybe genetic programming. Here are its features

  • Chromosomes: Can be defined by the user; binary, floating point and string are provided. All algorithms defined work on all kind of chromosomes.
  • Genetic operators: Can be defined by the user. Several floating point, bitstring, and generic operators are defined, like mutation, crossover, and things like that.
  • Selection/elimination procedure: Can be defined by the user. Steady-State and rank-based are provided.
  • Reproduction procedure: Can be user defined (I'll skip that from now on, but everything can be user-defined). Random and rank-based are provided.
  • Termination conditions: (user-definable) fitness and generation-based.
  • Algorithms: Easy Ga, SimpleGA and simulated annealing with user-definable cooling schedule.
  • Some utilities: command-line parsing, random-number generations
  • Examples: examples that test all features, plus genetic mastermind.
  • User interface: an example that uses gtk is provided
  • Documentation in html.

RELEASES:

New releases are made almost every day. Check at the site. Probably, cvs access will be provided in the future.

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • PC 32-bit Windows
  • Solaris
  • Irix

Compilers

  • Visual C++
  • GCC
  • CygWin

Added : 1998-07-24 Amended: 2008-07-22 Licensing : Copyrighted freeware

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