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Re: Novelty search in competitive coevolution thesis incoming

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  • Ken
    Hi Drew, sounds very interesting, good luck on finishing your thesis and I look forward to seeing the results. ken
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2012
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      Hi Drew, sounds very interesting, good luck on finishing your thesis and I look forward to seeing the results.

      ken

      --- In neat@yahoogroups.com, Drew Kirkpatrick <drew.kirkpatrick@...> wrote:
      >
      > Just wanted to give a heads up that I've finished my experiments and
      > analysis of using NCD for novelty search in competitive coevolution,
      > and even with my very basic stats analysis it appears to work.
      >
      > I'm blowing off the next few weeks of work, flown in family to help
      > watch the baby, and I'm scrambling to write my thesis now as I'm under
      > a big time crunch for my defense April 20th. I'm hoping in the next
      > few weeks I can get the paper up here, and get all of the source code
      > posted (it's all C++ written for Linux boxes).
      >
      > I have 10 conditions in my experiment, which is basically a repeat of
      > Ken's competitive coevolution complexification experiment from a few
      > years back. The conditions are standard objective neat, random search,
      > and then 4 different methods of novelty search using NCD, repeated
      > with and without minimal criteria. A few of these novelty search
      > approaches stand out in particular in their performance in finding
      > dominant strategies and objective performance.
      >
      > Much thanks to Ken and the rest of you for answering my questions the
      > past year or so, this users group has provided much useful guidance.
      > Hopefully the paper doesn't turn out as badly as I think it will, and
      > is of interest to some here. Too much time coding, not enough time
      > writing.
      >
      >
      > -Drew
      >
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