Wallace: An efficient generic evolutionary framework

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Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Artificial Life 2015
DatePublished - 2015
PublisherMIT Press
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9780262330275


We present a novel evolutionary computing framework, Wallace, that achieves ease-of-use and genericity, via a domain-specific language, and simultaneously achieves efficiency via meta-programming, as well as supporting parallelism. Wallace also includes a novel multiple representation model of individual development, realised using meta-programming. We describe the Wallace framework, illustrating it with a number of example problems from the literature. We compare the performance of this framework to existing EC frameworks; early results show improvements in both conciseness and speed over popular alternatives. Finally, we discuss the future of EC frameworks, and the ongoing developments to the Wallace framework.

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