package POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary::Island;

use lib qw( ../../../../../Algorithm-Evolutionary/lib ../Algorithm-Evolutionary/lib ); #For development and perl syntax mode

use warnings;
use strict;
use Carp;

our $VERSION =   sprintf "%d.%03d", q$Revision: 1.3 $ =~ /(\d+)\.(\d+)/g; 

use POE;
use base 'POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary';

# Module implementation here
sub new {
  my $class = shift;
  my %arg = @_;
  my $self = $class->SUPER::new( %arg );
  $self->{'peers'} = delete $arg{'Peers'} || croak "Need a list of peers";
  return $self;
}

sub start {
    my $self = shift;
    _start_base( @_ );
    $_[HEAP]->{'peers'} = $self->{'peers'};
    $_[KERNEL]->yield('generation');
}


"Don't look further" ; # Magic true value required at end of module
__END__

=head1 NAME

POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary::Island - Base class for evolutionary "islands" that interchange information with each other


=head1 SYNOPSIS

  use POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary::Island;

  use Algorithm::Evolutionary qw( Individual::BitString Op::Creator 
				  Op::CanonicalGA Op::Bitflip 
				  Op::Crossover Op::GenerationalTerm
				  Fitness::Royal_Road);

  my $bits = shift || 64;
  my $block_size = shift || 4;
  my $pop_size = shift || 256; #Population size
  my $numGens = shift || 200; #Max number of generations
  my $selection_rate = shift || 0.2;

  #Initial population
  my $creator = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Creator( $pop_size, 'BitString', { length => $bits });

  # Variation operators
  my $m = Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Bitflip->new( 1 );
  my $c = Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Crossover->new(2, 4);

  # Fitness function: create it and evaluate
  my $rr = new  Algorithm::Evolutionary::Fitness::Royal_Road( $block_size );

  my $generation = Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::CanonicalGA->new( $rr , $selection_rate , [$m, $c] ) ;
  my $gterm = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::GenerationalTerm 10;

  my @peers = qw( peer_1 peer_2 peer_3 ); # Different way of specifying peers, depending on implementation
  POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary::Island::TypeXXX->new( Fitness => $rr,
    Creator => $creator,
    Single_Step => $generation,
    Terminator => $gterm,
    Alias => 'Canonical',
    Peers => \@peers );

  $poe_kernel->run();


=head1 DESCRIPTION

Not a lot here: it creates a component that uses POE to run an
evolutionary algorithm 

=head1 INTERFACE 

=head2 new

POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary->new( Fitness => $rr,
					      Creator => $creator,
					      Single_Step => $generation,
					      Terminator => $gterm,
					      Alias => 'Canonical',
                                              Peers => \@peers);

Basically like PoCoAE, but with peers

=head2 start

Not a big deal; mainly for initializing the population via calling ancestor

=head1 CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

POE::Component::Algorithm::Evolutionary requires no configuration files or environment variables.


=head1 DEPENDENCIES

Main dependence is L<Algorithm::Evolutionary>; however, it's not
included by default, since you must pick and choose the modules you
are going to actually use.


=head1 INCOMPATIBILITIES

None reported.

=head1 BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to
C<bug-poe-component-algorithm-evolutionary@rt.cpan.org>, or through the web interface at
L<http://rt.cpan.org>.


=head1 AUTHOR

JJ Merelo  C<< <jj@merelo.net> >>

=begin html 

Boilerplate taken from <a
href='http://perl.com/pub/a/2004/07/22/poe.html?page=2'>article in
perl.com</a> 

=end html


=head1 LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2009, JJ Merelo C<< <jj@merelo.net> >>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See L<perlartistic>.

  CVS Info: $Date: 2009/02/21 12:39:19 $ 
  $Header: /cvsroot/opeal/POE-Component-Algorithm-Evolutionary/lib/POE/Component/Algorithm/Evolutionary/Island.pm,v 1.3 2009/02/21 12:39:19 jmerelo Exp $ 
  $Author: jmerelo $ 

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