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Re: Genetic Algorithm

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  • Subject: [mg109758] Re: Genetic Algorithm
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 06:14:44 -0400 (EDT)

On 5/14/10 at 5:33 AM, Brian.Beckage at uvm.edu (bbeckage) wrote:

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

The built-in functions NMinimize/NMaximise will likely do what
you need. One of the methods available to these functions is
differential evolution which I believe could also be termed a
genetic algorithm. See tutorial/ConstrainedOptimizationOverview
for more details.



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