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Re: A Beginning Guide To Evolutionary Algorithms

by Jaap (Curate)
on Oct 14, 2003 at 09:47 UTC ( #299072=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A Beginning Guide To Evolutionary Algorithms

Perhaps for a nice discussion, we could try to implement the "travelling salesman problem" where a salesman has to visit a bunch of points represented as (x,y) coordinates in such a way that the total distance travelled (the length of the path) is minimized (this is the fitness criterium)

We'd need a good representation of a solution, perhaps a 2D array with a series of (x,y) coordinates. We'd also need a subroutine to calculate the length of the path. And we'd need the crossover() and mutate() functions.
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