Four different genetic algorithms are used to search for optimal solutions to the Schaffer f 6 function; a simple GA, a GA using adaptive mutation, a steady state GA, and a GA using an island model. The methods are compared in terms of their reliability and efficiency.
Agricultural producers suffer economic losses in crops and livestock due to frost, freeze and heat stress. Freezing temperatures are responsible for reduced crop yields due to damage to leaves and fruit, especially blueberries and peaches. Heat stress could severely impact livestock, and similar temperature conditions could cause heat stroke in humans.… (More)
Both a bit string representation and a transition sequence representation are used by a genetic algorithm to search for snake-in-the-box codes. These representations are contrasted with a standard node sequence representation and several possible fitness functions are described.
Genetic algorithms can be a very successful means of solving Multiple Fault Diagnosis problems. This success, however, depends on finding the right balance between exploring the search space and exploiting discovered individuals. We reveal the results of several experiments to find the most successful combinations of parameter settings and discuss the… (More)