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This scaling needs to be dynamic. The fitnesses will need to be drawn closer together during the initial stages and pulled further apart during the later generations. The required scaling is achieved using the linear transformation: wherefi is the true fitness of an individual, i, andA the scaled fitness. 44 As already stated, the mean fitness of the population foye is assumed to remain unchanged, so: An add~tionalrequirement is that Where fiat is the scaled fitness of the best individual. This implies that: Unfortunately, such a transformation can produce negative scaled fitnesses.

The ~ c o m p i ~ eversion d can be adapted €or use with other problems. A listing (in BASIC) of the program is given both on the disk and in Appendix B. BASIC has been used for several reasons. Firstly, it is one of the easiest computer languages to ~ d e r s and ~ dshould cause few problems for those with experience in FORTRAN, PASCAL or C. Secondly, it complements code written in PASCAL and C published in other introducto~text books ([GO891 and [MI941 respectively). The disk also contains translations of the code into FORTRAN, PASCAL and C.

F= F - 1000. An alternative approach would be to use one of the selection mechanisms discussed in the next chapter. O - I . 0 . 5 . 4. Increasing the difference between population members via a simple non-dynamic direct fitness function adaptation; F = dashed line, F - 1000 = solid line. GENETIC DRIFT The amount of diversity can be measured in several ways. An easily calculable measure is qmm, the genotypic similarity between the string representing the fittest individual and all the other members of the population.

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