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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2017,11:32   

Dieb:

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ii) I still think that the number of individuals created best reflects the cost of the algorithm - a least mathematically: the onerous task is to create/mutate a child, using random numbers - in this sense, 10 generations of 10 children are equally expensive as one generation of 100 children.


Yes, that is absolutely standard.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2017,22:37   

Dieb,

I did the empirical approximation thing some time ago with "weasel" to plot a measure of average number of candidates across a swath of parameter space for population size and mutation rate:

http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....y142675

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2017,22:45   

And a bit of forensics on the unknown parameters Richard Dawkins used for his 1986 book and his 1987 video featuring 'weasel':

http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....y142694

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DiEb



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 28 2017,02:32   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Feb. 22 2017,04:45)
And a bit of forensics on the unknown parameters Richard Dawkins used for his 1986 book and his 1987 video featuring 'weasel':

http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....y142694

Thanks for the links - it was fun to revisit your posts! Wow, time flies....

   
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