ecr 2.0: A Modular Framework for Evolutionary Computation in R

Bossek Jakob


Abstract
The novel R package ecr (version 2), short for Evolutionary Computation in R, provides a comprehensive collection of building blocks for constructing powerful evolutionary algorithms for single- and multi-objective continuous and combinatorial optimization problems. It allows to solve standard optimization tasks with few lines of code using a black-box approach. Moreover, rapid prototyping of non-standard ideas is possible via an explicit, white-box approach. This paper describes the design principles of the package and gives some introductory examples on how to use the package in practise.

Keywords
Software-Tools; Evolutionary Optimization; R; Optimization Framework



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2017

Conference
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO '17)

Venue
Berlin, Germany

Book title
Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO '17) Companion

ISBN
978-1-4503-4939-0/17/07

DOI