[galib] Deme GA
camgomez at nmsu.edu
Wed Jun 2 15:42:03 EDT 2004
Has anyone used GAdeme with different parameters for the ga for each
Say I want 3 populations of the same size but the following parameters:
2) pMut = 0.05
pCross = 0.95
3) pMut = 0.2
pCross = 0.8
What I want to do is protect the master population (the one that has the
best individuals of all) from a high mutation probability. I want to
increase this mutation probability because my search space is huge and I
always want to keep searching areas of my search space. To do so, I
increase the mutation probability but this high mutation rate messes up
good candidates if this pMut is applied to all the elements in my
population. Then the GA will have a really hard time converging to an
But if I isolate these mutation probabilities in different populations I
can keep the best candidates migrating from one population to the next.
I want to do this because I do not like elitism so instead I want the
best say because they migrate to a better place instead of just being
Any ideas on how to do this?
Do you think that this method can get a higher performance than a
SimpleGA with elitism?
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From: galib-bounces at mit.edu [mailto:galib-bounces at mit.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 1:20 AM
To: camgomez63 at hotmail.com
Cc: galib at mit.edu
Subject: RE: [galib] a problem in galib and a question about convergence
Thanks for your reply.
I believe i can get a better solution if I run longer.but how many
generations can i get a better solution ?maybe after 5000 generations,i
get a solution ,and if i try to run more generations ,can i get a better
? I think there must be some rule just like below:
if the program can not find a better solution in 1500(or more)
generations,we stop running.
but in galib ,none of three termination conditions can do that things.
can you tell me how to evalution the convergence ?
>From: "Camilo Gomez" <camgomez63 at hotmail.com>
>To: "'he zheng'" <hezheng at hotmail.com>,<galib at mit.edu>
>Subject: RE: [galib] a problem in galib and a question about
>Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 22:18:38 -0600
>I am not sure if it is a problem with the library. It may be just that
>when you use termination upon generation you have more chances to get a
>better solution than when you terminate by convergence because you run
>"About 60 million transistors were built this year just for you, with
>another 60 million for each of your friends, plus 60 million for every
>other man, woman, and child on Earth. By 2010, the number should be
>around one billion transistors per person per year. "
>From: galib-bounces at mit.edu [mailto:galib-bounces at mit.edu] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:19 AM
>To: galib at mit.edu
>Subject: [galib] a problem in galib and a question about convergence
>I am now using galib to solve combinational optimization
>this questions is a NP-Complete question,So I can not know whether the
>final result is the nearest one to the optimization result. I use some
>methods as below:
>1.i use GAGeneticAlgorithm::TerminateUponConvergence as the end
>condition,and set pConvergence = 0.99. but i found a problem in galib
>i set ga.minimize(),i can not get a convergence less than 1 during
>2.when i set pConvergence = 1,then i can get a result.first i regard it
>the optimization one,but when i use
>GAGeneticAlgorithm::TerminateUponGeneration as ending condition ,and
>get a result which is much better than the first result.it shows when i
>GAGeneticAlgorithm::TerminateUponConvergence ,i can not get the best
>result.but when i use GAGeneticAlgorithm::TerminateUponGeneration,it
>take more time to do calculation.
>Can anybody kind enough to give me some advise,thanks .
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