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Possibly bug in rgene elements #10

d6y opened this Issue Oct 22, 2018 · 2 comments


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d6y commented Oct 22, 2018

In relation to the Atari experiment, I'm trying to understand the structure of rgenes in cgp.jl. I hope that I'm looking at right file for that experiment.

I thought the 1st element of rgenes is the function. The only line that looks relevant to me is but that's using rgenes[:, 3]. I guess my question is: should that be rgenes[:, 1], or have I misunderstood?

I see at that the parameter is the 4th element. Makes perfect sense to me. And it looks like the 2nd and 3rd element are the x, y node inputs at

Thank you for your help.

@d6y d6y changed the title Help understanding the rgene elements Possibly bug in rgene elements Oct 25, 2018


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d6y commented Oct 25, 2018

I see a related fix in the julia1 branch: e6b275d#diff-d6471dd28cee5f0574d629ea81da5a79L19

So I was wrong: f is rgene[:, 3] but x and y are now rgene[:, 1:2]

Does that impact the results of "Evolving simple programs for playing Atari games"? (presumably, potentially improving them?)


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d9w commented Oct 25, 2018

Yes, this is the case, and unfortunately it does impact the Atari results. The results are published as they are, though, and I imagine that this will improve them, but I'm not sure. Anecdotally, I saw better Atari results using the pcgp chromosome at the time, and that genotype does not have the same bug. Feel free to use the julia1 branch; it works with 0.7 currently, although it throws all of the deprecation errors which need to be fixed for 1.0

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