Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::Bit_Vector - Classic bitstring individual for evolutionary computation; 
                 usually called chromosome, and using a different implementation from Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::BitString


    use Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::BitVector;

    my $indi = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::Bit_Vector 10 ; # Build random bitstring with length 10
                                   # Each element in the range 0 .. 1

    my $indi3 = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::Bit_Vector;
    $indi3->set( { length => 20 } );   #Sets values, but does not build the string
    $indi3->randomize(); #Creates a random bitstring with length as above
    print $indi3->Atom( 7 );       #Returns the value of the 7th character
    $indi3->Atom( 3 ) = 1;       #Sets the value

    $indi3->addAtom( 1 ); #Adds a new character to the bitstring at the end

    my $indi4 = Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::Bit_Vector->fromString( '10110101');   #Creates an individual from that string

    my $indi5 = $indi4->clone(); #Creates a copy of the individual

    my @array = qw( 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 ); #Create a tied array
    tie my @vector, 'Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::Bit_Vector', @array;
    print tied( @vector )->asXML();

    print $indi3->asString(); #Prints the individual
    print $indi3->asXML() #Prints it as XML. See L<Algorithm::Evolutionary::XML>
    print $indi3->as_yaml() #Change of convention, I know...

Base Class



Bitstring Individual for a Genetic Algorithm. Used, for instance, in a canonical GA


new( $arg )

Creates a new bitstring individual. $arg can be either { length => $length} or { string => [binary string] }. With no argument, a length of 16 is given by default.


Sets or gets the value of the n-th character in the string. Counting starts at 0, as usual in Perl arrays.


Returns size in bits


Clones using native methods. Does not work with general Clone::Fast, since it's implemented as an XS


Overrides the default; prints the binary chromosome


Returns the internal bit_vector

TIE methods

String implements FETCH, STORE, PUSH and the rest, so an String can be tied to an array and used as such.

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