ec.rule
Class RuleSpecies

java.lang.Object
  extended by ec.Species
      extended by ec.rule.RuleSpecies
All Implemented Interfaces:
Prototype, Setup, java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Cloneable

public class RuleSpecies
extends Species

RuleSpecies is a simple individual which is suitable as a species for rule sets subpopulations. RuleSpecies' individuals must be RuleIndividuals, and often their pipelines are RuleBreedingPipelines (at any rate, the pipelines will have to return members of RuleSpecies!).

Default Base
rule.species

Version:
1.0
Author:
Liviu Panait
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
static java.lang.String P_RULESPECIES
           
 
Fields inherited from class ec.Species
f_prototype, i_prototype, P_FITNESS, P_INDIVIDUAL, P_PIPE, pipe_prototype
 
Constructor Summary
RuleSpecies()
           
 
Method Summary
 Parameter defaultBase()
          Returns the default base for this prototype.
 Individual newIndividual(EvolutionState state, int thread)
          Provides a brand-new individual to fill in a population.
 void setup(EvolutionState state, Parameter base)
          The default version of setup(...) loads requested pipelines and calls setup(...) on them and normalizes their probabilities.
 
Methods inherited from class ec.Species
clone, newIndividual, newIndividual
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

P_RULESPECIES

public static final java.lang.String P_RULESPECIES
See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

RuleSpecies

public RuleSpecies()
Method Detail

defaultBase

public Parameter defaultBase()
Description copied from interface: Prototype
Returns the default base for this prototype. This should generally be implemented by building off of the static base() method on the DefaultsForm object for the prototype's package. This should be callable during setup(...).


setup

public void setup(EvolutionState state,
                  Parameter base)
Description copied from class: Species
The default version of setup(...) loads requested pipelines and calls setup(...) on them and normalizes their probabilities. If your individual prototype might need to know special things about the species (like parameters stored in it), then when you override this setup method, you'll need to set those parameters BEFORE you call super.setup(...), because the setup(...) code in Species sets up the prototype.

Specified by:
setup in interface Prototype
Specified by:
setup in interface Setup
Overrides:
setup in class Species
See Also:
Prototype.setup(EvolutionState,Parameter)

newIndividual

public Individual newIndividual(EvolutionState state,
                                int thread)
Description copied from class: Species
Provides a brand-new individual to fill in a population. The default form simply calls clone(), creates a fitness, sets evaluated to false, and sets the species. If you need to make a more custom genotype (as is the case for GPSpecies, which requires a light rather than deep clone), you will need to override this method as you see fit.

Overrides:
newIndividual in class Species