HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

HITCH-HIKING THE FAQNIVERSE

This guide is big. Really big. You just won't believe how hugely, vastly, mindbogglingly big it is. That's why it has been split into a "trilogy" -- which, like all successful trilogies, eventually ends up consisting of more than three parts.

Searching for answers

To find the answer of question number x, just search for the string "Qx:". (So the answer to question 42 is at "Q42:"!) In this WWW version of the guide, all you need to do is to click on the link.

What does [xxxx99] mean?

Some books are referenced again and again, that's why they have this kind of "tag", that an experienced hitch-hiker will search for in the list of books (see Q10 and Q12 and other places) to dissolve the riddle. Here, they have a ":" appended, thus you can search for the string "[ICGA85]:" for example. In this WWW version of the guide, all you need to do is to click on the link.

Why all this UPPERCASING in running text?

Words written in all uppercase letters are cross-references to entries in the Glossary (see Q99). Again, they have a ":" appended, thus if you find, say EVOLUTION, you can search for the string "EVOLUTION:" in the Glossary. In this WWW version of the guide, all you need to do is to click on the link.

FTP and HTTP naming conventions

A file available on an FTP server will be specified as: <ftp-site-name>/<the-complete-filename> So for example, the file bar.tar.gz in the directory /pub/foo on the ftp server ftp.certain.site would be specified as: ftp.certain.site/pub/foo/bar.tar.gz

A specification ending with a "/" is a reference to a whole directory, e.g. ftp.certain.site/pub/foo/

HTTP files are specified in a similar way, but with the prefix: http://


[Preface] [Where to find this guide]

[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.