About the book

Robot with transparent background A Field Guide to Genetic Programming (ISBN 978-1-4092-0073-4) is an introduction to genetic programming (GP). GP is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level statement of what needs to be done. Using ideas from natural evolution, GP starts from an ooze of random computer programs, and progressively refines them through processes of mutation and sexual recombination, until solutions emerge. All this without the user having to know or specify the form or structure of solutions in advance. GP has generated a plethora of human-competitive results and applications, including novel scientific discoveries and patentable inventions.

The book is freely downloadable under a Creative Commons license as a PDF and low cost printed copies can be purchased from lulu.com. This web site will be used for information relating to the book, and other pertinent announcements. We also have a discussion group for questions and conversation related to the book.

Monday, 31 March 2008

Photos from the grand unveiling

Tyler Hutchison (the Field Guide's cover artist) and I have uploaded all our EuroGP/EvoStar 2008 photos to Flickr. This includes several shots by Tyler of the grand unveiling of the Field Guide, including this photo of Bill and Wolfgang Banzhaf discussing the book. We also have photos from other EvoStar events such as Bill receiving his EvoStar award, and shots around the city of Naples.

This initial upload is without any cleaning or editing, so there's a fair amount of repetition, etc., but hopefully some folks will find it useful.

I know of one other batch of EvoStar photos that has already been uploaded: JJ Merelo has a nice EvoStar set on Flickr, and a slightly larger set that includes his sightseeing around Naples. If you have any photos from any part of the EvoStar event that you'd be willing to share, feel free to post a link in a comment here, or send us an e-mail at "authors AT gp-field-guide DOT uk DOT org". Being the vain creatures that we are, we're of course especially interested in photos of the book release and autographing :-), but any photos from the event are super cool!

1 comment:

Sara said...

Geez, I know I'm late, but only now I had time to put together a small photo page of EvoStar-2008, here:

Sara Silva