Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of Documentation/AboutHeuristicLab


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02/26/12 22:42:15 (8 years ago)
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abeham
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we always emphasized that HeuristicLab is not a framework

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    11== About HeuristicLab ==
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    3 !HeuristicLab is a framework for heuristic and evolutionary algorithms, developed and successively applied by members of the Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory since 2002.
     3!HeuristicLab is a software environment for heuristic and evolutionary algorithms, developed and successively applied by members of the Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory since 2002.
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    5 Among other aspects, a sophisticated graphical user interface distinguishes !HeuristicLab from existing heuristic optimization frameworks, which usually require comprehensive programming skills to adjust and extend the algorithms for a particular problem. In !HeuristicLab algorithms are represented as operator graphs and changing or rearranging operators can be done by drag-and-drop without actually writing code. The framework thereby shifts algorithm development capability from the software engineer to the user and practitioner. It is of course still possible to extend the framework on code level and algorithm developers benefit from !HeuristicLab's light-weight plug-in mechanism that allows them to integrate custom algorithms, solution representations or optimization problems with ease. This concept leads to a significant level of code reuse across metaheuristic variants and encourages users to successively gain more knowledge about algorithm development.
     5Among other aspects, a sophisticated graphical user interface distinguishes !HeuristicLab from existing heuristic optimization frameworks, which usually require comprehensive programming skills to adjust and extend the algorithms for a particular problem. In !HeuristicLab algorithms are represented as operator graphs and changing or rearranging operators can be done by drag-and-drop without actually writing code. The software thereby shifts algorithm development capability from the software engineer to the user and practitioner. It is of course still possible to extend the functionality on code level and algorithm developers benefit from !HeuristicLab's light-weight plug-in mechanism that allows them to integrate custom algorithms, solution representations or optimization problems with ease. This concept leads to a significant level of code reuse across metaheuristic variants and encourages users to successively gain more knowledge about algorithm development.
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    77Attached to this page you can also find a [attachment:"HeuristicLab Flyer.pdf" flyer] in which the facts and features of !HeuristicLab are briefly described.