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


Please check the frequently asked questions before consulting the mailinglist or writing support.

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

Extending HeuristicLab

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.


  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Evolution Strategy
  • Offspring Selection Genetic Algorithm
  • Simulated Annealing
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Tabu Search
  • Robust Taboo Search


  • Artificial Ant Problem
  • External Evaluation Problem
  • Test Functions
  • Traveling Salesman Problem
  • Vehicle Routing Problem
  • Operators
  • GP Crossovers
  • Probabilistic Tree Creator

Special Topics

  • Genetic Programming Definition Language (GPDL)

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.