## Discovering peaksEvolution is a complex process. Let's simplify it and consider a single, constant criterion (feature, trait) for fitness. Then we can plot the criterion values against the fitness values and obtain a two-dimensional diagram. If we have two traits, then three dimensions are required. ## Discovering peaksThe problem is to find the values of traits that give the best fitness. But how to find them if we cannot afford testing all combinations of trait values? We have to use optimization algorithms. However, the fitness landscape does not have to be as simple as shown above. See the samples below. Note that we still consider a simplification of the biological evolution. We have made the The The user interface has five tabs. Sample functions can be loaded from the supplied files. Blue balls represent (best known) solutions. There is the
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