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Esmail Bonakdarian <[log in to unmask]>
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ECJ Evolutionary Computation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:18:41 -0500
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Hello Stefan

I just scanned these quickly (will download/look more closely later
today) but these look like great resources. Thanks for sharing these
with me.


On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Stefan Schliebs
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Esmail,
> if you want to compare your algorithm on some continuous test functions, I
> suggest the benchmark suite introduced at the CEC 2005 competition on
> numerical optimization. The suite includes 25 well-chosen test functions.
> The source code of them in several programming languages is provided at
> (look for
> the right link).
> The specification of the suite includes everything that is relevant:
> Complete definition of the functions including the initialization of your
> EA, the search interval, dimensionality, termination criteria (this answers
> your previous post), even the statistical output and its formatting. If you
> stick to these guidelines you can compare your method easily to many other
> algorithms.
> Here is a link with the specification:
> There are also a couple of more competitions recently. Have look at e.g.
> to find some more.
> Best, Stefan
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Esmail Bonakdarian <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am looking for a test suite of functions that I can use to evaluate
>> an evolutionary algorithm I have implemented.
>> I am interested in functions that have their input ranges (search space)
>> well defined along with their maxima/minima.
>> I keep coming across functions in various articles and books, but many
>> often lack this information assuming it's obvious, or just well known.
>> Some
>> will only state the maximum or the minimum, others leave the search space
>> unspecified.
>> If there is list of functions with this information available, it would be
>> perfect.
>> Additional recommendations as to what would make a good set of 5 - 10
>> functions to include in a test suite would be greatly appreciated.
>> Thank you,
>> Esmail