Fitness Pressure

March 9, 2011

This is the second post on how to define your own Fitness Functions. In the first post we discussed how to combine Fitness variables with different units and ranges. Today we’ll talk about how we can write a Fitness Function that always points the solver in the right direction. I’ll use a simpler example this time, where all the Fitness Variables are of the same type as well as the same range.

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Define “Fitness”….

March 7, 2011

Often the most difficult thing whilst setting up an Evolutionary Solver run is the definition of the Fitness Function. The sort of problem that is most suited for Evolutionary Solvers typically has a number (sometimes a very large number) of different variables that need to be solved. Sometimes these variables cooperate, in that improving one will also improve the other, sometimes they oppose and sometimes they are completely unconnected.

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