JCLEC: a Java framework for evolutionary computation

Arya MirSoftware and s/w Development

Apr 3, 2012 (4 years and 7 months ago)


In this paper we describe JCLEC, a Java software system for the development of evolutionary computation applications. This system has been designed as a framework, applying design patterns to maximize its reusability and adaptability to new paradigms with a minimum of programming effort. JCLEC architecture comprises three main modules: the core contains all abstract type definitions and their implementation; experiments runner is a scripting environment to run algorithms in batch mode; finally, Gen- Lab is a graphical user interface that allows users to configure an algorithm, to execute it interactively and to visualize the results obtained. The use of JCLEC system is illustrated though the analysis of one case study: the resolution of the 0/1 knapsack problem by means of evolutionary algorithms.

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