Dear List,

I've worked with ECJ for a few GP problems but not for anything that
required me to do anything but create a Problem, some functions and do
some tuning on the parameters.

For my current project, I'd like to collect some extra statistics. I'm
not sure whether these are things I can do by subclassing or whether
they might require a fork. Pointers to the relevant classes and any
other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

1) for each new individual, I'd like to record:
        a) whether it was random (initial population), cloned (via
reproduction) or grafted (via crossover).
        b) if grafted:
                i) the indices/identity of the root and subtree parents.
                ii) the indices of the crossover points. (I assume ECJ has some
invariant notion of the 5th node for an arbitrary tree).
        c) if cloned, the source of the clone.

2) a global breeding record that summarizes over all generations for
all individuals who their parents/clone source were in the previous
generation. Something long the lines of:

        0       1       2       3       4
0       *       2       1       0       2
1       *       3       1       1       3
2       *       2/3     1/3     1/2     3/3
3       *       3/2     3/1     2/1     3/3

3) saving each individual in each generation individually either a) as
text or  b) serialized.

essentially there would be an output folder structure that is:

        + 001.ind
        + 002.ind
        + 00n.ind

I'm wondering if any could comment and whether, when it comes time to
"unpickle", whether text or serialization would be faster.

Thanks in advance,