Technically speaking EA is stupid in the sense it's very brief. The actual implementation is another matter.

But what is important in this context is the following: The algorithm's results in this matching context are quite sloppy in the sense, that the squares don't even touch each other to gain some more space. Still,the whole circle setting is so clever, that it can afford this generosity and still wins! After then, some humans often polish the evolved solution and claim the victory. What's perfectly fine, the whole log exists.

Open thread, July 16-22, 2013

by David_Gerard 1 min read15th Jul 2013305 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.

Given the discussion thread about these, let's try calling this a one-week thread, and see if anyone bothers starting one next Monday.