Genetic Algorithm or Toolset in Max MSP

Dec 16, 2012 at 10:55pm

Genetic Algorithm or Toolset in Max MSP

Has anyone run across an open genetic algorithm patch written in max? I’ve been trying to write one but may get further building on the work of others. Alternately, any good related libraries would be useful.

I found a post about this from a couple years ago, hoping some new things have popped up.

#65704
Dec 17, 2012 at 6:29pm

have a look on Bill Vorn work

#236707
Dec 19, 2012 at 12:40am
#236708
Dec 22, 2012 at 5:35pm

Hey, thank you for posting about the gak object. I downloaded it and began messing around with the help file. I tried giving the gak object two lists of ones and zeros, twelve digits long, and I got totally unrelated lists as the “child” that seemed to have nothing to do with the parents.

Am I doing something wrong or missing something? It seems the child is completely unrelated to the parents. If I could figure out how this object works it would be really useful

thanks

#236709
Dec 25, 2012 at 10:51pm

I’m currently working on a fairly substantial project in this area, when I first started I had a look at GAK and didn’t really find it to be flexible enough so I’ve developed my own abstractions for population creation, mutation and crossover. I’m happy to share them if you’re interested.

#236710
Dec 26, 2012 at 3:22am

I would be interested too!

#236711
Dec 26, 2012 at 4:34am

I’m interested too. I looked at the Bill Vorn objects, which are really cool, but I would love to see what other people are doing.

#236712
Dec 26, 2012 at 8:14pm

Here’s my Genetic Algorithm, I just pulled it out of my main patch and tried to arrange it in a way that’s understandable/reusable, hopefully nothing went wrong in the process, let me know if you encounter any bugs or have any questions. The project I’m working on should be completed soon so I’ll try to get that uploaded as well when it’s done.

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#236713
Dec 26, 2012 at 10:48pm

hello Tom, could you provide abstractions used in your patch?

btw, here is a simpler “binary to int” implementation:

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#236714
Dec 26, 2012 at 11:01pm

Attachments:
  1. mutation.maxpat
#236715
Dec 26, 2012 at 11:08pm

Attachments:
  1. crossover.maxpat
#236716
Dec 26, 2012 at 11:17pm

thanks!
ps. imho it’s better to zip all files and post one file (c74 forum prepends numbers to filenames)

#236717
Dec 26, 2012 at 11:24pm

Here’s the abstractions in a zip file.

#236718
Apr 4, 2013 at 8:30am

Hello

Torn, I am an architect , making my thesis project with max. Part of the project has to deal with a generative process. Your patch seem very interesting, but I can’t make it work in max5, do I need Max 6?

Thank you

#236719

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