org.apache.commons.math3.genetics
Interface Population

All Superinterfaces:
Iterable<Chromosome>
All Known Implementing Classes:
ElitisticListPopulation, ListPopulation

public interface Population
extends Iterable<Chromosome>

A collection of chromosomes that facilitates generational evolution.

Since:
2.0
Version:
$Id: Population.java 1416643 2012-12-03 19:37:14Z tn $

Method Summary
 void addChromosome(Chromosome chromosome)
          Add the given chromosome to the population.
 Chromosome getFittestChromosome()
          Access the fittest chromosome in this population.
 int getPopulationLimit()
          Access the maximum population size.
 int getPopulationSize()
          Access the current population size.
 Population nextGeneration()
          Start the population for the next generation.
 
Methods inherited from interface java.lang.Iterable
iterator
 

Method Detail

getPopulationSize

int getPopulationSize()
Access the current population size.

Returns:
the current population size.

getPopulationLimit

int getPopulationLimit()
Access the maximum population size.

Returns:
the maximum population size.

nextGeneration

Population nextGeneration()
Start the population for the next generation.

Returns:
the beginnings of the next generation.

addChromosome

void addChromosome(Chromosome chromosome)
                   throws NumberIsTooLargeException
Add the given chromosome to the population.

Parameters:
chromosome - the chromosome to add.
Throws:
NumberIsTooLargeException - if the population would exceed the population limit when adding this chromosome

getFittestChromosome

Chromosome getFittestChromosome()
Access the fittest chromosome in this population.

Returns:
the fittest chromosome.


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