# Using a GA to study function behavior

s. rao shrirao at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Thu Oct 21 15:05:31 EDT 1999

Greetz.

I'm trying to use the GALib to create a program which uses overlapping
populations and a crowding operator, to optimize or study the behavior
of functions of the form:

\begin{displaymath}
f(x_1, x_2) = 0.002 + \sum^{25}_{j=1} \frac{1}{j + \sum^2_{i=1}
(x_i - a_{ij})^6}
\end{displaymath}

where:

\begin{displaymath}
-65.536 \le x_i \le 65.536
\end{displaymath}

I would appreciate any insights into exactly which parts of the
package to use and how.  I have some limited understanding of C++, but
based on the literature, it is not fully clear to me what should be done.

Thanks,

SR