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Does elitism cause premature convergence in genetic algorithms?

There are many ideas to escape from local optima in GA. One solution is selecting the population for the next iteration based on the probability that is defined based on the individual score. In that ...
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Is elitism preferred over non-elitism in the cross-over operator?

First of all the answer to your question is largely dependent on the problem you are trying solve, the size of your population, the size of your problem's search space and the rest of your GA's hyper-...
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