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An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms
"This is the best general book on Genetic Algorithms written to date. It covers background, history, and motivation; it selects important, informative examples of applications and discusses the use of Genetic Algorithms in scientific models; and it gives a good account of the status of the theory of Genetic Algorithms. Best of all the book presents its material in clear, s ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published March 2nd 1998 by Bradford Book
(first published 1996)
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This is the first book I've read on GAs. The impression that it makes is that the field of Genetic Algorithms is nascent (or at least was, at the time of writing the book). I was hoping for solid insights into various issues related to GAs, like which problems are best suited for a GA based solution, how to design a GA for a given problem, how to choose the various primitives for a GA, and how to select various parameters... However, I could find none of that. All that I saw was heuristics, heur ...more
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