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017    package org.apache.commons.math3.genetics;
018    
019    import org.apache.commons.math3.exception.MathIllegalArgumentException;
020    
021    /**
022     * Algorithm used to mutate a chromosome.
023     *
024     * @since 2.0
025     * @version $Id: MutationPolicy.java 1416643 2012-12-03 19:37:14Z tn $
026     */
027    public interface MutationPolicy {
028    
029        /**
030         * Mutate the given chromosome.
031         * @param original the original chromosome.
032         * @return the mutated chromosome.
033         * @throws MathIllegalArgumentException if the given chromosome is not compatible with this {@link MutationPolicy}
034         */
035        Chromosome mutate(Chromosome original) throws MathIllegalArgumentException;
036    }