Class BoltzmannSelector<G extends Gene<?,G>,N extends Number & Comparable<? super N>>
- Type Parameters:
G- the gene type.
N- the BoltzmannSelector requires a number type.
- All Implemented Interfaces:
public final class BoltzmannSelector<G extends Gene<?,G>,N extends Number & Comparable<? super N>> extends ProbabilitySelector<G,N>
Selector, the probability for selection is defined as.
.fj denotes the fitness value of the jth individual.
Positive values of b increases the selection probability of the phenotype with high fitness values. Negative values of b increases the selection probability of phenotypes with low fitness values. If b is zero the selection probability of all phenotypes is set to 1/N.
All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
probabilities(Seq<Phenotype<G,N>> population, int count)Return an Probability array, which corresponds to the given Population.
public BoltzmannSelector(double b)Create a new BoltzmannSelector with the given b value. High absolute values of b can create numerical overflows while calculating the selection probabilities.
b- the b value of this BoltzmannSelector
public BoltzmannSelector()Create a new BoltzmannSelector with a default beta of 4.0.
protected double probabilities(Seq<Phenotype<G,N>> population, int count)Description copied from class:
Return an Probability array, which corresponds to the given Population. The probability array and the population must have the same size. The population is not sorted. If a subclass needs a sorted population, the subclass is responsible to sort the population.The implementer always assumes that higher fitness values are better. The base class inverts the probabilities, by reverting the returned probability array, if the GA is supposed to minimize the fitness function.
- Specified by:
ProbabilitySelector<G extends Gene<?,G>,N extends Number & Comparable<? super N>>
population- The unsorted population.
count- The number of phenotypes to select. This parameter is not needed for most implementations.
- Probability array. The returned probability array must have the
population.size()and must sum to one. The returned value is checked with
assert(Math.abs(math.sum(probabilities) - 1.0) < 0.0001)in the base class.