The DGPF Package This package contains all the sources of the DGPF (Distributed Genetic Programming Framework) project.

Package Specification

The package depends on the SFC package.

There are two packages contained in here: the Search Algorithms Layer package (search) containing all the base classes needed to implement and distribute heuristic search algorithms and provide simulation cores as well as some predefined search algorithms and the Genetic Programming package, which allows you to automatically create Turing-complete programs.

Amongst the predefined search algorithms, you can find Genetic Algorithms and Hill Climbing, both equipped with an auto-adaptive, configurable Tabu Search backend.

Search algorithms are executed by SearchEngines. The names of the search engines are formed like this: The distribution shortcut + the algorithm shortcut + Engine.java.

Current distribution shortcuts:

Local
A search engine that runs locally, typically situated in a sub-package named local
CS
A search engine that uses the client/server (= master/slave) distribution approach, typically situated in a sub-package named cs
P2P
A search engine that using the peer-to-peer distribution, typically situated in a sub-package named p2p
P2PCS
A search engine that using both, peer-to-peer and client server distribution, typically situated in a sub-package named p2p

Current search algorithm shortcuts:

Genetic
A search engine that performes a Genetic Algorithms. It will be situated in a sub-package of org.dgpf.search.algorithms.ga
HC
A search engine that performes a Hill Climbing. It will be situated in a sub-package of org.dgpf.search.algorithms.hc