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4.2.9 GA Algorithm Performance

Figure 21 shows the progress of a GA on the two-dimensional Rosenbrock function, . This is presented purely for purposes of comparison. Each member of the 1st, 10th, 20th and 30th generations is shown (by a symbol). The convergence of the population to the neighborhood of the optimum at is readily apparent.

Figure 21: Minimization of the Two-Dimensional Rosenbrock Function by a Genetic Algorithm --- Population Distribution of the First, Tenth,Twentieth, and Thirtieth Generations.