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    Things to do when you're bored #37

    This guy has set up an algorithm to simulate evolution.

    Click the button and watch as (v-e-r-y slowly) random polygons of random colour and transparency are gradually pasted over each other until they look like the Mona Lisa (or your own 200x200 pixel image).

    Mine's two days old now and 96.57% resembles the original.

    (I did say '...when you're bored...')

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    Re: Things to do when you're bored #37

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shnikov View Post
    This guy has set up an algorithm to simulate evolution.
    Calling it a simulation of evolution is really stretching things (population of one being the most obvious issue). As he says himself, it's a simulated annealing algorithm.

    It would be interesting to compare his results with ones from a 'true' genetic algorithm approach.

    It's quite a cool little applet though.

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    Re: Things to do when you're bored #37

    When I'm really bored, I look at a few of the new threads on the forum.

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