R: [galib] PSO and galib

Parikkala parikkala at libero.it
Tue Feb 1 09:14:20 EST 2005

> Hi all,
> I do not know galib at all -- but the plan is to use it to implement a
> GA based solution soon.  However, before getting to the "standard GA"
> part of my problem, I have to implement a PSO algorithm first, hence
> my question.
> "PSO shares many similarities with evolutionary computation techniques
> such as Genetic Algorithms (GA). The system is initialized with a
> population of random solutions and searches for optima by updating
> generations. However, unlike GA, PSO has no evolution operators such
> as crossover and mutation. In PSO, the potential solutions, called
> particles, fly through the problem space by following the current
> optimum particles."
> (Quoted from: http://www.swarmintelligence.org)
> Does it make sense to use galib to implement a Particle Swarm
> Optimisation algorithm, or should I code it from scratch?
> Thank you for your response,
> Willem

3 options:

1) code it yourself
2) find a (C++ possibly since you are using Galib) PSO library
3) take a look at Gaul. It is a C ga library but has a lot of other
algorithm. Maybe PSO is also there!


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