Example: 'Goldberg Variations'

The 'Goldberg Variations' have been a famous music piece from Johan Sebastian Bach, which has been published 1741. But here we mean Goldberg's book [122] about Genetic Algorithms. In the first two chapters Goldberg uses a simple example to illustrate how genetic algorithms work. We will start here also with this example, varying it a bit. After this first example, we will present some more examples (N-Queens problem, Knapsack problem, Traveling Salesman etc.). One of these examples should be an example showing how a genetic algorithm can compose music, even like Bach. This example will be developed more and more using afterwards not only classical GAs but also classifier systems and more advanced structures.


Gerd Doeben-Henisch 2013-01-14