A Revised Comparison of Crossover and Mutation in Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Sean Luke and Lee Spector",
  title =        "A Revised Comparison of Crossover and Mutation in
                 Genetic Programming",
  booktitle =    "Genetic Programming 1998: Proceedings of the Third
                 Annual Conference",
  year =         "1998",
  editor =       "John R. Koza and Wolfgang Banzhaf and 
                 Kumar Chellapilla and Kalyanmoy Deb and Marco Dorigo and 
                 David B. Fogel and Max H. Garzon and 
                 David E. Goldberg and Hitoshi Iba and Rick Riolo",
  pages =        "208--213",
  address =      "University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA",
  publisher_address = "San Francisco, CA, USA",
  month =        "22-25 " # jul,
  publisher =    "Morgan Kaufmann",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISBN =         "1-55860-548-7",
  URL =          "http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~sean/papers/revisedgp98.pdf",
  URL =          "http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~sean/papers/revisedgp98.ps.gz",
  abstract =     "In [Luke and Spector 1997] we presented a
                 comprehensive suite of data comparing GP crossover and
                 point mutation over four domains and a wide range of
                 parameter settings. Unfortunately, the results were
                 marred by statistical flaws. This revision of the study
                 eliminates these flaws, with three times as much the
                 data as the original experiments had. Our results again
                 show that crossover does have some advantage over
                 mutation given the right parameter settings (primarily
                 larger population sizes), though the difference between
                 the two surprisingly small. Further, the results are
                 complex, suggesting that the big picture is more
                 complicated than is commonly believed.",
  notes =        "GP-98 This paper is a revision of a previous paper
                 \cite{luke:1997:ccmGP}, with statistical correction and
                 a considerable new set of data. However, the original
                 also has some data that does not appear here, so you
                 may want to consider getting both. Also: Figures 1
                 through 4 are separated from the rest of the paper in
                 the Gzipped PostScript version (not the PDF version).
                 The figures are listed in the figure URLs below.
                 Finally: if you downloaded a copy of this paper prior
                 to May 20, 1998, its graphs were wrong; get the revised
                 revised version. :-",
  figures =      "http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~sean/papers/revisedgp98graphs.ps.gz",

Genetic Programming entries for Sean Luke Lee Spector