EvoShelf: A System for Managing and Exploring Evolutionary Data

  • Timothy Davison
  • Sebastian von Mammen
  • Christian Jacob
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6239)

Abstract

Systems that utilize evolutionary computation produce large amounts of data. Quite often, this data has a convenient visual representation. However, managing and visualizing evolutionary data can be a difficult and onerous task. By employing techniques used in photo management software, we have produced a system that helps to organize and visualize evolutionary data while retaining a complete record of a simulation. By means of a simple plugin architecture this system can be extended to import data produced by arbitrary evolutionary systems. We present the system’s architecture, its features, and we provide a comprehensive example, highlighting its advantages in applied research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Davison
    • 1
  • Sebastian von Mammen
    • 1
  • Christian Jacob
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  2. 2.Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCanada

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