algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Hi, david and everyone...
These days I'm studying basics of Genetic Algorithms and Galapagos....
And I'm trying to apply Galapagos to optimization of structures with some success.
However, the technical terms in galapagos component is not so easy to undertand.
There are so many varied genetic algorithms, so they are confusing...
Can I get a list of reference documents or dissertaions about the Genetic Algorithm applied to Galapagos? Or can I get some detailed document on Galapagos?
I have been working with Galapagos and for some task it's really fine. Presently I was trying to calculate the longest, not intersecting path form a set of edges.
By doing this I ran into two problems:
First in order to make the longest path computation work I would need to generate one slider for each edge. The slider would than pick an edge from the list. Joining all edges at the end.
Did you ever think of letting Galapagos control lists in some way?
Second it would be great to control the coupling in some sort. i.e.:
To find the longest path it would be great to not randomly merge genomes but only merge the paths that physicaly intersect at one point, this would give the GA a little more aim...
Knowing that I am asking much
I am planning to add a special Galapagos number generator to replace a large (or even variable) amount of sliders.
I'm not quite sure what you're asking for with your second request. What do you imagine the interface looks like for a specialized coupling algorithm like this?
Well it would be nice if you could use the components that already exist...
Here a sample for the coupling proces that I would imagin for the longest path def I made.
Please note in order to use the definition there have to be at least as many sliders as there are curves you selected. I have tested it with a grid structure where it preforms at about 80%.