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3 Experimental Investigation

 Population size 500 Functions +,-,*,p/ Terminals x, ERCs Polynomial ERC range Binomial-3 ERC range unity ten hundred control Tournament selection size 4 Maximum tree depth 10 Ramped half-n-half tree creation minimum depth 2 maximum depth 4 Maximum generations 101 Other parameters same as in Chapter 4

100 independent random runs are performed for each problem instance. Experiment and problem parameters are described in Table 6.1. The fitness for both problems are calculated by summing the squared difference for each point along the problem instance's function and the function produced by the individual. All problems used here are minimisation problems with an ideal fitness of zero. However, we report the adjusted fitness (with ideal value of one). For the random polynomial experiments a random seed was selected and used to generate three polynomials of degree 3, 7 and 11. The three polynomials are:

The polynomials are graphically presented in Figure 6.1.

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S Gustafson 2004-05-20