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Fly me to the Moon

An exploration of Genetic Programming

About the Book

Genetic programming is a technique in which a computer generates programmes in a nature inspired way. By encoding programs as abstract syntax trees and creating a population of them, genetic programming will evolve the population by mating programs and mutating them, seeking the best program suited to the task., t

The tasl at hand is a challenging one. Landing a spacecraft on the surface of a moon.

Learn the theory, technique and tools of genetic programming and come away with a valuable understanding of an artificial intelligence subject.

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Daan van Berkel
Daan van Berkel

Daan van Berkel is a enthusiastic software craftsman with a knack for presenting technical details in a clear and concise manner. Driven by the desire for understanding complex matters Daan is always on the lookout for innovative uses of software

Table of Contents

  • What this book is all about
  • Jump aboard the HMS Beagle
    • Evolution
    • Translation
    • Further reading
  • Projects
    • Nadezhda
    • Moonlander
    • AGC
  • Grammars
    • Grammar Game
    • Nadezhda
    • Exercises
  • Abstract Syntax Trees
    • Nadezhda AST as enums
    • Exercises
  • Parsers
    • Domain Specific Language
    • Nadezhda
    • Exercises
  • Random Generation of AST
    • Nadezhda
    • Generating more complex grammars
    • Exercises
  • Environment
    • Nadezhda
    • Exercises
  • Evaluate
    • Nadezhda
  • Fitness
    • Nadezhda
    • Exercises
  • Population
    • Nadezhda
    • Exercises
  • Darwin
    • Nadezhda
    • Exercises
  • A framework for Genetic Programming
    • Overview of the framework
    • Framework Traits
    • Moonlander
  • Appendix: Resources
    • Workshop
    • Download
    • Clone
  • Appendix: Play the Game
    • Online
    • Offline
  • Appendix: Fast and the Curious
  • What to Do
    • Tweak Fitness Function
    • Bring your own
  • Tweak Fitness Function
    • Straight Landing
    • With a Twist
  • AGC
    • Description
  • Bring your own
  • Notes

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