I am trying to wrap my brain around galapagos, so I thought I would create something very simplistic to test what it does, and how to set things up. Apparently things don't seem to be working for me.
In my test a put 2 points in the model (which are on the same plane, I am ignoring the z axis for the moment). So I thought I would see if I could solve where the distance of a third point equals the distance from the other 2. So I set up to distance components and then was going to set up component for the fitness portion of galapagos. This is where I got stuck.
So I am looking for when the 2 dist components equal each other, so I tried subtracting the 2 thinking that the closer to zero the better. The problem is if I set the "fitness target" to be minimum the solver starts getting negative values and thinks that those are better.
So then I tried dividing the 2 distance components thinking that the closer to 1 the better. No luck either, because neither maximum or minimum would work as I am looking for a specific value. So this is where I decided that my simple test wasn't so simple. Any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciative. Here is an image showing what I had so far.
Also 1 more question. Galapagos with only solve within the limits of the sliders correct. So in my example above if I don't the have limits set high enough then I may never find the correct answer, only the closest within the limits.