Exercises for Chapter Eight: Parameter Control

  1. Give arguments why mutation strength (e.g., pm or σ) should be increased during a run.
    Give arguments why it should be decreased.
  2. It could be argued that there is no survivor selection (replacement) step in GAVaPS, Discuss this issue.
  3. Why is it not possible to have self-adaptation operating at the population level?

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