The Sampling Distribution of Particle Swarm Optimisers and their Stability

  title={The Sampling Distribution of Particle Swarm Optimisers and their Stability},
  author={Riccardo Poli},
Several theoretical analyses of the dynamics of particle swarms have been offered in the literature over the last decade. Virtually all rely on substantial simplifications, often including the assumption that the particles are deterministic. This has prevented the exact characterisation of the sampling distribution of the PSO. In this paper we introduce a novel method that allows us to exactly determine all the characteristics of a PSO’s sampling distribution and explain how it changes over any… CONTINUE READING


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