Genetic programming is an automated method for creating a working
computer program from a high-level problem statement of a problem.
Genetic programming does this by genetically breeding a population of
computer programs using the principles of Darwinian natural selection
and biologically inspired operations.
TGPopulation is a Delphi component (working with Kylix and C++ Builder
as well) that provides developers with the capability to implement
genetic programming applications.
TGPopulation implements all the functions of a genetic programming
engine (the part of a GP implementation that does al the genetic
'magic'). All that developers have to do is to:
- Define the problem alphabet and pass it to the TGPopulation
- Implement their own fitness evaluation function, and
call it for each individual on the OnIndEval event
- Set the initial genetic parameters (# of individuals in a
population, number of generations to go, preponderence of functions in
the initial poulation, stop conditon, etc)
- Start the evolution using the TGPopulation.Execute method.
A brief description of each method, property and event is given in the
GPdoc.html file included with the sources.
A demo application is provided (Delphi and Kylix version) , that should
help you getting started.
The source code is provided under the LGPL license. You can use it in
your applications, but you can't sell the component ( with or without
The component should work with all Delphi / C++ Builder and Kylix
versions. Go Borland ! :)
The project page with latest info and downloads is at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gpengine/
For help or to join the project you can reach me at: e.adi.andrei [at] gmail.com
© Adi Andrei 1997-2006