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Class XOver

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.jaga.reproduction.XOver
All Implemented Interfaces:
ReproductionAlgorithm
Direct Known Subclasses:
FunctionTreeXOver, PolypeptidePatternXOver, SimpleBinaryXOver

public abstract class XOver
extends java.lang.Object
implements ReproductionAlgorithm

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Project: JAGA - Java API for Genetic Algorithms.

Company: University College London and JAGA.Org (http://www.jaga.org).

Copyright: (c) 2004 by G. Paperin.
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Version:
JAGA public release 1.0 beta
Author:
Greg Paperin (greg@jaga.org)

Field Summary
private static int requiredNumberOfParents
           
private  double xOverProbability
           
 
Constructor Summary
XOver()
           
XOver(double xOverProb)
           
 
Method Summary
abstract  java.lang.Class getApplicableClass()
          Returns the class of individuals handled by this reproduction algorithm.
 int getRequiredNumberOfParents()
          Returns, how many individuals are required to produce one new individual whwn using this reproduction algorithm.
 double getXOverProbability()
           
abstract  Individual[] reproduce(Individual[] parents, GAParameterSet params)
          Reproduces the specified individuals.
 void setXOverProbability(double xOverProb)
           
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

requiredNumberOfParents

private static final int requiredNumberOfParents
See Also:
Constant Field Values

xOverProbability

private double xOverProbability
Constructor Detail

XOver

public XOver()

XOver

public XOver(double xOverProb)
Method Detail

setXOverProbability

public void setXOverProbability(double xOverProb)

getXOverProbability

public double getXOverProbability()

getRequiredNumberOfParents

public int getRequiredNumberOfParents()
Description copied from interface: ReproductionAlgorithm
Returns, how many individuals are required to produce one new individual whwn using this reproduction algorithm. If any number of parents is permitted (e.g. for most kinds of mutation), this method should return -1.

Specified by:
getRequiredNumberOfParents in interface ReproductionAlgorithm
Returns:
The required length of the array-parameter parents to the method reproduce or -1 if any length is parmitted.

getApplicableClass

public abstract java.lang.Class getApplicableClass()
Description copied from interface: ReproductionAlgorithm
Returns the class of individuals handled by this reproduction algorithm.

Specified by:
getApplicableClass in interface ReproductionAlgorithm
Returns:
The required type of the array-members in the parameter parents to the method ReproductionAlgorithm.reproduce.

reproduce

public abstract Individual[] reproduce(Individual[] parents,
                                       GAParameterSet params)
Description copied from interface: ReproductionAlgorithm
Reproduces the specified individuals.

Specified by:
reproduce in interface ReproductionAlgorithm
Parameters:
parents - The individuals to reproduce. The type of objects in this array must be the class returned by getApplicableClass. The number of objects in this array must be the same as returned by getRequiredNumberOfParents.
params - Experiment parameters.
Returns:
The children - i.e. the result of the reproduction of parents.

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