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NAME

Algorithm::Evolutionary::Utils - Container module with a hodgepodge of functions

SYNOPSIS

  use Algorithm::Evolutionary::Utils qw(entropy);

  my $this_entropy = entropy( $population );

  #Computes consensus sequence (for binary chromosomes
  my $this_consensus = consensus( $population); 

DESCRIPTION

Miscellaneous class that contains functions that might be useful somewhere else, especially when computing EA statistics.

METHODS

entropy( $population)

Computes the entropy using the well known Shannon's formula: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_entropy 'to avoid botching highlighting

genotypic_entropy( $population)

Computes the entropy using the well known Shannon's formula: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_entropy 'to avoid botching highlighting; in this case we use chromosome frequencies instead of fitness.

hamming( $string_a, $string_b )

Computes the number of positions that are different among two strings

consensus( $population, $rough = 0 )

Consensus sequence representing the majoritary value for each bit; returns the consensus string. If "rough", then the bit is set only if the difference is bigger than 0.4 (70/30 proportion)

average( $population )

Computes an average of population fitness

random_bitstring( $bits )

Returns a random bitstring with the stated number of bits. Useful for testing,mainly

random_number_array( $dimensions [, $min = -1] [, $range = 2] )

Returns a random bitstring with the stated number of bits. Useful for testing,mainly

parse_xml( $string )

Parses the string and returns an XML tree

decode_string( $chromosome, $gene_size, $min, $range )

Decodes to a vector, each one of whose components ranges between $min and $max. Returns that vector.

It does not work for $gene_size too big. Certainly not for 64, maybe for 32

vector_compare( $vector_1, $vector_2 )

Compares vectors, returns 1 if 1 dominates 2, -1 if it's the other way round, and 0 if neither dominates the other. Both vectors are supposed to be numeric. Returns undef if neither is bigger, and they are not equal.

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/Utils.pm,v 3.3 2010/09/24 08:39:07 jmerelo Exp $ 
  $Author: jmerelo $ 
  $Revision: 3.3 $