Between postings to comp.ai.genetic , this FAQ is available on the World Wide Web. Get it from any ENCORE site (See Q15.3). The following Encore sites can be accessed by HTTP. If you use the one closest to you, you should get the best speed of service. (Note, however, that some sites are not always up to date. The guide is normally issued every 3 months.)
Other Encore sites can be accessed by FTP, and the FAQ can be found in the file FAQ/www/top.htm or something similar. The FAQ is also available in plain text format on Encore, and from ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ai-faq/genetic/ as the files: part1 to part6. The FAQ may also be retrieved by e-mail from <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Send a message to the mail-server with "help" and "index" in the body on separate lines for more information.
A PostScript version is also available. This looks really crisp (using boldface, italics, etc.), and is available for those who prefer offline reading. Get it from Encore in file FAQ/hhgtec.ps.gz (the plain text versions are in the same directory too).
"As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes."
If you want to reference this guide it should look like:
Heitkötter, Jörg and Beasley, David, eds. (2001) "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Evolutionary Computation: A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)", USENET: comp.ai.genetic. Available via anonymous FTP from ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/ai-faq/genetic/ About 110 pages.
Or simply call it "the Guide", or "HHGTEC" for acronymaniacs.
[Introduction] [HHGTEC main contents page]
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Hitch Hiker's Guide to Evolutionary Computation, Issue 9.1, released 12 April 2001
Copyright © 1993-2001 by J. Heitkötter and D. Beasley, all rights reserved.