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J. J. Merelo-Guervós
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NAME

Algorithm::Evolutionary::Fitness::Base - Base class for Fitness functions

SYNOPSIS

Shouldn't be used directly, it's an abstract class whose siblings are used to implement fitness functions

DESCRIPTION

This module includes functionality that should be common to all fitness. Or at least it would be nice to have it in common.

METHODS

new()

Initializes common variables, like the number of evaluations. Cache is not initialized.

initialize()

Called from new, initializes the evaluations counter.

apply( $individual )

Applies the instantiated problem to a chromosome. Actually it is a wrapper around _apply

_apply( $individual )

This is the one that really does the stuff. Should be overloaded by derived clases

evaluations()

Returns the number of evaluations made with this object. Useful for collecting stats

reset_evaluations()

Sets to 0 the number of evaluations; useful for repeated use of the fitness object

cache()

Returns a reference to the internal evaluations cache. Not very encapsulated, but...

Known subclasses

Copyright

  This file is released under the GPL. See the LICENSE file included in this distribution,
  or go to http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl.txt

  CVS Info: $Date: 2010/09/24 08:39:07 $ 
  $Header: /media/Backup/Repos/opeal/opeal/Algorithm-Evolutionary/lib/Algorithm/Evolutionary/Fitness/Base.pm,v 3.1 2010/09/24 08:39:07 jmerelo Exp $ 
  $Author: jmerelo $ 
  $Revision: 3.1 $
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