Questions tagged [evolutionary-computation]

For questions related to evolutionary computation approaches, which includes swarm intelligence and evolutionary algorithms (such as genetic algorithms), among other approaches.

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What is the difference between memetic algorithms and genetic algorithms?

What is the difference between memetic algorithms and genetic algorithms? Is an individual's lifetime a learning part of memetic algorithms?
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What evolutionary algorithms are there that model epigenetics?

What evolutionary algorithms are there that model or incorporate some notion of epigenetics? What are the pros/cons of those approaches? Are there vast insufficiencies or wide-open questions about ...
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How to design a fitness function for the 8-queens problem?

In evolutionary computation and, in particular, in the context of genetic algorithms, there is the concept of a fitness function. The better a state, the greater the value of the fitness function for ...
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Why do all nodes in a GP tree need to be the same type?

Context: I'm a complete beginner to evolutionary algorithms and genetic algorithms and programming. I'm currently taking a course about genetic algorithms and genetic programming. One of the concepts ...