Questions tagged [trap-functions]

For questions about trap functions (also known as deceptive functions) in the context of evolutionary algorithms, which are functions that are created to make the EA fail (i.e. find a local optimum, rather than the global optimum).

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What are trap functions in genetic algorithms? [duplicate]

What are trap functions in genetic algorithms? Suppose you ran a GA with a trap function and examined the population midway through the run. Can someone explain what you would expect the population to ...
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What is a trap function in the context of a genetic algorithm?

What is a trap function in the context of a genetic algorithm? How is it related to the concepts of local and global optima?