PGAPack V1.0, Parallel GA Software

David Levine levine at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Feb 9 00:22:44 EST 1996


The following freely-distributed software is now available...

PGAPack is a general-purpose, data-structure-neutral, parallel genetic
algorithm library.  It is intended to provide most capabilities desired in a
genetic algorithm library, in an integrated, seamless, and portable manner.
Key features include:

* Callable from Fortran or C.
* Runs on uniprocessors, parallel computers, and workstation networks.
* Binary-, integer-, real-, and character-valued native data types.
* Full extensibility to support custom operators and new data types.
* Easy-to-use interface for novice and application users.
* Multiple levels of access for expert users.
* Parameterized population replacement.
* Multiple crossover, mutation, and selection operators
* Easy integration of hill-climbing heuristics. 
* Extensive debugging facilities.
* Large set of example problems.
* Detailed users guide

PGAPack is available:
  -- via anonymous ftp from ftp.mcs.anl.gov in file pub/pgapack/pgapack.tar.Z
  -- via the web at http://www.mcs.anl.gov/pgapack.html 

David Levine     levine at mcs.anl.gov      http://www.mcs.anl.gov/home/levine
MCS 221 C-216    Argonne National Laboratory   Argonne, Illinois 60439
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