I also had no problem in understanding the question, and have been amused at how many monks are assuming that the use of genetic algorithms has anything to do with bioinformatics.
in reply to Re: How to evolve a permutation? (swap, sort)
in thread How to evolve a permutation?
I don't know how many species you're aiming to attempt, but I would guess it's high enough you can't just keep a singleton registry of all tried genomes (or even a registry of digests of all tried genomes). tye's suggestion seems to limit the types of mutations (consecutive pair swaps). I'm a bit worried about how non-general that is, but we really don't have much to go on, for the actual problem at hand.
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