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.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

The Field Guide appears in ACM's Technews, reddit, numerous blogs

Some recent Field Guide sightings include a nice mention in ACM's Technews roundup for 14 Apr 2008 and a listing by some kind (and unknown, to us) folks on reddit (here and there).

Other recent bloggers to mention the book include

Thanks to everyone for the links and support. To date (about 3 weeks since release) there have been 6873 downloads of the book! Questions and comments always welcome in the comments here, or over in our discussion group.

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