Journal of Heuristics

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 179–192

Crossing Over Genetic Algorithms: The Sugal Generalised GA

  • Andrew Hunter

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009629730631

Cite this article as:
Hunter, A. Journal of Heuristics (1998) 4: 179. doi:10.1023/A:1009629730631


Sugal is a major new public-domain software package designed to support experimentation with, and implementation of, Genetic Algorithms. Sugal includes a generalised Genetic Algorithm, which supports the major popular versions of the GA as special cases. Sugal also has integrated support for various datatypes, including real numbers, and features to make hybridisation simple. This paper discusses the Sugal GA, showing how recombining the features of the popular algorithms results in the creation of a number of useful hybrid algorithms.

genetic algorithmssimulated annealingsoftware package

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Hunter
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  1. 1.Department of Computing and Information SystemsUniversity of SunderlandTyne and WearEngland. E-mail