Package Bio :: Package GA :: Module Evolver :: Class GenerationEvolver
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Class GenerationEvolver

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        GenerationEvolver

Evolve a population from generation to generation.

This implements a Generational GA, in which the population moves from
generation to generation.

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__init__(self, starting_population, selector)
Initialize the evolver.
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evolve(self, stopping_criteria)
Evolve the population through multiple generations.
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__init__(self, starting_population, selector)
(Constructor)

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Initialize the evolver.

Arguments:

o starting_population -- An initial set of individuals to begin
the evolution process from. This should be a list of Organism
objects.

o selector -- A Selection object that implements selection, along
with mutation and crossover to select a new population from a
given population.

Overrides: object.__init__

evolve(self, stopping_criteria)

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Evolve the population through multiple generations.

Arguments:

o stoppping_criteria -- A function which, when passed the current
individuals in the population, will determine when to stop
the evolution process.

Returns:

o The final evolved population.