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Re: Genetic Algorithm

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  • Subject: [mg109753] Re: Genetic Algorithm
  • From: Joe Hays <hays.joe at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 19:58:28 -0400 (EDT)

I'm no expert of GAs but Mathematica's NMinimize function includes
Differential Evolution as one of its method options. I believe DEs are of
the same evolutionary family as GAs. You might find that it will serve you
just as well. I can't make any claims as to which is better or worse, but I
do know that DEs are available for you to consider.

Joe

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 5:33 AM, bbeckage <Brian.Beckage at uvm.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Are there any packages that implement a genetic algorithm in
> Mathematica?  We would like to optimize a vector of approximately 50
> parameters.
>
> Best wishes,
> Brian=
>
>


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