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Genetic Programming

Ricardo Poli, William Langdon, and Nicolas McPhee have just published a book “A Field Guide to Genetic Programming” and have blog to support it.  The neat thing about this book is that the pdf is freely downloadable, with printed copies available cheaply through lulu.com.  I spent a half hour thumbing through the book, and am very impressed with it.  It is highly readable, and not hype-driven.  I found it a very good introduction to the method, along with a fair assessment of its strengths, weaknesses, and prospects.

The copyright on this is a form of “Creative Commons”, perhaps the sign of a trend away from the expensive, restrictive copyrights of commercial publishers.

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  1. Digital | April 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks. Wow great. Now I can use it for my final university project at PID tuning.

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  1. […] A new book entitled A Field Guide to Genetic Programming by Riccardo Poli, William B. Langdon, and Nicholas Freitag McPhee (with contributions from John R. Koza) has recently been published. The PDF of the book can be downloaded for free here or a cheap printout of the book can be purchased through lulu.com here. See related posts at IlliGAL Blogging and Michael Trick’s OR Blog. […]