FYI some new Perl stuff

Todd Rockhold todd.rockhold at
Wed Sep 5 18:10:26 CDT 2001

The following was included in an email someone forwarded to me this
afternoon.  I like the description "buzzword-compliant library".


Sender: Juan Julian Merelo Guervos <jmerelo at>
Subject: New PERL EA library

         I would like to announce the release of (yet another) PERL
evolutionary algorithm library, called OPEAL (which stands for, you guessed
our_own PERL evolutionary algorithm library).  It's at .

         The idea behind this library is to take advantage of the
of PERL to create a buzzword-compliant library; so far, the library allows
descriptions of components using XML; an algorithm is described by an XML
document, and a program can just parse it to run the algorithm. A XSchema
the XML dialect is provided.

         The library will also use SOAP (by the SOAP::Lite module) to
distibute evolutionary algorithms among different processors.

         So far, it has a bare-bones steady-state evolutionary algorithm,
but several mutation and crossover operators for two different kind of
"chromosomes" have been included. Creting new chromosomes is easy and
straightforward (and documented).

         Of course, any advice, collaboration, and so on is welcome.


           jmerelo at  | jjmerelo at
JJ Merelo                         |
Chair, PPSN 2002		  |
Grupo Geneura ~~~- Univ. Granada  |


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