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Re^5: Travelling problem (Anyone better 86850?)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Dec 23, 2013 at 16:11 UTC ( #1068211=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Travelling problem (Anyone better 86850?)
in thread Travelling problem

How would you choose those 'radical variations'?

I haven't found a good method yet. So far I've tried:

  • Swapping pairs of nodes for the top N so far.
  • Shuffling the nodes between two random points for the top N so far.
  • Reversing the nodes between two random picks for the top N so far.
  • Adding N new totally random shuffles to the set being evolved.

None of these seems to prevent the local minima phenomena.

The best approach I've found is once the top N stop changing; throw them all away (remembering the best 1) and start over with a completely new set of random picks.

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