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Information on the team of developers, contributors, and awards that HeuristicLab has received.


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Video Tutorials

Video tutorials show how to use the HeuristicLab environment to complete tasks such as experiment analysis, algorithm prototyping or solving regression problems.

Basic Tutorials

  • Usability and Views
  • Execute Algorithms
  • Experiment Design and Analysis

Advanced Tutorials

  • Custom Algorithms
  • User-Defined Problems
  • Experiment Execution in Hive
  • Scripting

Application-specific Tutorials

  • Symbolic Regression
  • Symbolic Classification


Howtos are detailed instructions that show how to work with HeuristicLab such as designing new problems in the GUI and how to extend HeuristicLab with new features that can be added in new plugins.

Working with HeuristicLab

  • Define Custom Problems
  • Optimizing AnyLogic models
  • Optimizing External Applications
  • Use Hive for Optimization
  • Use Hive Engine
  • Run HeuristicLab on Linux

Extending HeuristicLab

  • Create new Plugins
  • Implement a View
  • Implement a basic algorithm
  • Implement custom problems
  • Implement GP problems
  • Implement a new VRP encoding
  • Implement a new VRP evaluator
  • Implement a new VRP problem instance
  • Integrate HL

Additional Infrastructure

  • Setup Hive Server
  • Setup Hive Slave
  • Setup OKB Server
  • Develop Services


HeuristicLab includes many algorithms, problems, and operators. Here several of these are explained in more detail.

Development Center

HeuristicLab is continously improved and extended. Here you can access the roadmap with currently active tickets, view the timeline or browse the sources.