[Haskell-cafe] Evolutionary Computing

Clifford Beshers clifford.beshers at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 23:03:45 EST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 3:55 PM, PR Stanley <prstanley at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Hi
> What does the list think of EC? Genetic algorithm is apparently the
> latest thing.

They've been around for a while, actually.  See below for some work from the
early 1990's.

> Is EC mathematically reasonable?

I'm not sure what that means, but they can be useful, especially when you
are looking for something that is novel, rather than meeting specific,
pre-determined criteria.  Karl Sims made a business out of them for
generating graphics.  "Survival of the prettiest," he called it.

For more info:

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