Statistics and Computing

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 65–85

A genetic algorithm tutorial

  • Darrell Whitley

DOI: 10.1007/BF00175354

Cite this article as:
Whitley, D. Stat Comput (1994) 4: 65. doi:10.1007/BF00175354


This tutorial covers the canonical genetic algorithm as well as more experimental forms of genetic algorithms, including parallel island models and parallel cellular genetic algorithms. The tutorial also illustrates genetic search by hyperplane sampling. The theoretical foundations of genetic algorithms are reviewed, include the schema theorem as well as recently developed exact models of the canonical genetic algorithm.


Genetic algorithmssearchparallel algorithms

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© Chapman & Hall 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darrell Whitley
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA