The micro-genetic algorithm program used in this study is generation-based
(that is, children replace the parents each generation except for those parents
selected by elitism), uses binary encoding with a
tournament selection for choosing the parents for the next generation and
uniform crossover. Other operators such as jump and creep mutation and niching
were not used, following the results in Alvarez (2002).
Table 1 summarizes the parameters of the micro-genetic algorithm.
Summary of the micro-genetic algorithm parameters