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Rubyfuza 2014

Computational Intelligence code for data clustering, a code example of the presentation given at Ruby Fuza 2014.

The Birds and the Bees

ants is a simple gem to illustrate how to use an ant algorithm to perform data clustering. Data clustering is simply the grouping of similar items and the separation of dissimilar items.

The AI model is inspired by the natural clustering phenomenon performed by ants on their dead, called Cemetery Formation. This implementation is based on the lumer-feita algorithm for data clustering of heterogeneous data items.

Ants was written for RubyFuza 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa, and among other things, illustrates a practical computational intelligence algorithm and the joy of programming in metaphors.

Installation

Grab the code from github:

$ git clone git@github.com:sighmin/birds-and-bees.git

Usage

** Install the gem and cd to it's source **

There is a sample script that can be run as follows:

$ bundle exec ruby bin/simulate

Note: You'll only have to generate the data once, but the script is included to see how the ants behave when they encounter various levels of 'heterogeneity' (data that is more different than one another)

To try out a new data set, remove the old one and modify the bin/generate. Run bin/simulate again as above to recreate the datafile.

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

License

Copyright (c) 2014 Simon van Dyk

MIT License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.