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By Thomas Bäck, Christophe Foussette, Peter Krause

This e-book surveys key set of rules advancements among 1990 and 2012, with short descriptions, a unified pseudocode for every set of rules and downloadable application code. presents a taxonomy to elucidate similarities and alterations in addition to historic relationships.

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1 starts by providing the different development strands of evolution strategies. In Sect. 2, characteristics of modern evolution strategies are identified which can be used for defining the corresponding taxonomy. Finally, based on the properties of modern evolution strategies, practical recommendations for their usage, depending on the particular application area, are provided in Sect. 3. 1. Even though this list is still not complete, it contains a few more algorithms than we described in Chap.

An evolution path is not used by this strategy. Finally, the sep-CMA-ES introduces a radical simplification of covariance matrix adaptation by restricting the covariance matrix to be a diagonal matrix. n/ at the expense of losing the ability to generate correlated mutations; only anisotropic mutations can be generated. x//. 1 C; sm /-ES. For a plus-strategy, offspring individuals are sequentially evaluated upon their creation, and as soon as an improvement over the parent individual has been found, offspring creation and evaluation is stopped.

20) ! 1 In the case of an Active-CMA-ES, the worst individuals are used for the negative update of the covariance matrix, and these individuals can be called the “especially bad” individuals. In the case of the corresponding (1C1)-strategy, as introduced here, this definition is not applicable. Instead, the (1C1)-Active-CMAES stores past function evaluations and defines an individual to be “especially bad”, if its fitness value is worse than the fitness of its k-th predecessor. For an “especially bad” offspring, a negative update according to Eqs.

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