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From Aaron Barnes <aa...@stasis.org>
Subject Re: Genetic Algorithm
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:55:17 GMT


Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:

>The GA is old code and unused and unmaintained for the most part.  I would
>expect that unless somebody steps up, it is a candidate for removal.
>
>The EP code is an implementation of recorded step meta-mutation as
>described here: http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.3838
>
>The EP code is unrelated to genetic programming, but instead has to do with
>the optimization of a real-valued function of real values.
>
>On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Ahmed Abdeen Hamed <ahmed.elmasri@gmail.com
>> wrote:
>
>> Hello Paritosh,
>>
>> When I downloaded Mahout's source-code I found out that it actually have
>> support for GA. However, I didn't really have a chance to play with it yet.
>> I don't believe you would see any reference to it in the MiA book though.
>> There is also a module on Evolutionary Processes (EP), which I believe is
>> related to the Evolutionary Computation (Evolutionary Strategies, Genetic
>> Programming) but not exactly sure. From what I saw in the source, it is
>> already designed around MapReduce so it should scale really well for
>> you. Please share your finding with list.
>>
>> Good luck exploring!
>>
>> -Ahmed
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Paritosh Ranjan <pranjan@xebia.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Is Mahout having any implementation of genetic algorithm?
>> >
>> > I need to choose the optimal configuration for running some process. The
>> > configuration has around 20-30 parameters.
>> > I also have access to some expected output.
>> >
>> > Right now, I am creating random configurations, evaluating them on sample
>> > output ( for both positive and negative scenarios ), and pick the best of
>> > them and do mutation and crossover.
>> >
>> > Is mahout having something of this sort? If yes, I can use that. If not,
>> I
>> > can work to create something like this.
>> >
>> > Paritosh
>> >
>>
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