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Fitness evaluation is typically responsible for the majority
of computation time in genetic programming. Bigger populations
require more computation. Understanding clearly the role
of the population during search is likely to allow the controlled
reduction of population size and improved efficiency. Additionally,
understanding this role is also likely to allow populations to
be evaluated on their potential for providing good search.
This section examines several issues related to the role
of the population during search.