Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Crossover - n-point crossover operator; puts fragments of the second operand into the first operand


  #Create from XML description using EvoSpec
  my $xmlStr3=<<EOC;
  <op name='Crossover' type='binary' rate='1'>
    <param name='numPoints' value='3' /> #Max is 2, anyways
  my $op3 = Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Base->fromXML( $xmlStr3 );
  print $op3->asXML(), "\n";

  #Apply to 2 Individuals of the String class
  my $indi = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::BitString 10;
  my $offspring = $op3->apply( $indi2, $indi3 ); #$indi2 == $offspring

  #Initialize using OO interface
  my $op4 = new Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Crossover 2; #Crossover with 2 crossover points

Base Class



Crossover operator for a Individuals of type Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::String and their descendants (Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::BitString). Crossover for Algorithm::Evolutionary::Individual::Vector would be Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::VectorCrossover


new( [$options_hash] [, $operation_priority] )

Creates a new n-point crossover operator, with 2 as the default number of points, that is, the default would be my $options_hash = { numPoints => 2 }; my $priority = 1;

apply( $chromsosome_1, $chromosome_2 )

Applies xover operator to a "Chromosome", a string, really. Can be applied only to victims with the _str instance variable; but it checks before application that both operands are of type BitString.

Changes the first parent, and returns it. If you want to change both parents at the same time, check QuadXOver


Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::QuadXOver for pass-by-reference xover
Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Uniform_Crossover another more mutation-like xover
Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Gene_Boundary_Crossover don't disturb the building blocks!
Algorithm::Evolutionary::Op::Uniform_Crossover_Diff vive la difference!


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