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Perfect -- thanks!

On Dec 30, 2005, at 11:37 AM, Liviu Panait wrote:

> I think the easiest approach is to implement your own statistics
> (maybe extend SimpleStatistics).
>
>> 1) How do I save the best-of-generation individual to a file each
>> generation (or every N generations)?  My individuals are too large to
>> print, and I'd like to do some other things with them after I evolve
>> them.
>
> In your new statistics, you just print that individual wherever you
> want (screen, file, etc).
>
>> 2) As mentioned, I'm coevolving Go players.  To see that I'm making
>> progress, I'd like to test the best-of-generation individual against
>> a random player and against a known good player every so many
>> generations.  Is there any easy way to do this?
>
> Again, you can do that in your custom statistics.  The
> postEvaluationStatistics method looks perfect for both tasks.
>
> Liviu.

Peter Drake
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Lewis & Clark College
http://www.lclark.edu/~drake/