Joined: Jan. 2012
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Oct. 08 2012,09:47)|
|To my bemusement, the "winning" patterns are very simple and regular. As if you could have an oracle that sets "weasel" as the target without knowing the target string.|
Yes, the fitnesss function 'smuggles in' something about products! 4x4 is bigger than 3 x 5, 2 x 6, 1 x 7 ... which is, for example, why equal masses give a higher gravitational force (proportional to m1 x m2) than any asymmetric distribution of the same total mass (actually, the cause is the unequal distribution of individual atomic interactions, but proportionality to m1 x m2 is the mathematical result).
So settling on same-sized runs with 1-bit separators maximises the product.
Edited by Soapy Sam on Oct. 08 2012,11:55
If hail is made out of ice and ice came from ice via water, then hail is made out of ice. Joe G
BTW, when you make little jabs like “I thought basic logic was one thing UDers could handle,” you come off looking especially silly when you turn out to be wrong. - Barry Arrington