[galib] coevolution extension in GALib

Liekens, A.M.L. A.M.L.Liekens at tue.nl
Wed Oct 29 16:30:23 EST 2003


I'm probably the guy you're looking for. I have co-evolutionary stuff in my CVS, and will put it online as soon as I have some time for it. You can access the contents of the CVS by issueing the following commands on a UNIX terminal:

export CVSROOT=:pserver:anon at pc-04.bmt.tue.nl:/home/cvs
cvs login
cvs -z3 co dgalib

(press enter when the login asks for a passwd)

This will give you our modified GAlib (dgalib where d stands fro diploidy) that supports diploidy and co-evolution. I'm not sure which examples in the source tree actually work with our library, as it has been some time since I've been working on it, and there's plenty of trial and error examples in the current library. I bet the "Hillis" example in dgalib/tests/hillis/experiment is an actual example of how we approached coevolution in Galib (take a look at the main.cpp in that directory to see how to work with our library).

I'll ask Anton (who wrote the library as an internship) for the documentation.

Similarly, we have been working on a mpi version of galib for running galib on beowulf clusters. I will dump that into our CVS soon too, so everyone who is interested in either diploid genetic algorithms, coevolutionary genetic algorithms or parallel genetic algorithms could work with us to make it a viable library (many people have been asking for the mpi version, so maybe the time is there to launch it). Getting it to run on our machines and our configs is not much of a problem, it would be great to launch this extended version of GAlib as an open source project in which all users of GAlib have the possibility to enhance our current, but limited CVS versions. However, I need the time for this to get it started. I would like to invite all GAlib users for their views on a similar project, and if anyone is interested in helping us out making this work, please let me know!


-----Original Message-----
From: Etienne Jodoin
To: galib
Sent: 10/29/2003 3:34 PM
Subject: [galib] coevolution extension in GALib

Hi, I'm looking for an extension of GALib that will support coevolution 
algorithms.  Their was a similar question last year.  A person from the 
Netherland answer to it and give a link to the extension.  Unfortunatly,
link is broken now and I cannot access to it.  Is anyone know how to
reach this 
librarie or know a coevolution library in GALib?


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