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“If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters they might write all the books in the British Museum.”

monkeys is a framework designed to make genetic programming in Python accessible, quick, flexible, and fun.

Get started here.

What is genetic programming?

Genetic programming algorithms are a class of evolutionary algorithms in which solutions to a problem are represented as executable tree structures – programs. In order to use genetic programming in order to solve a problem, two things must be specified:

  1. What form(s) a potential solution can take.

  2. A method of scoring solutions based on their meritoriousness.

Given these, a genetic programming system can perform intelligent exploration and search through the space of potential solutions, narrowing in on those programs that best solve the problem as specified. Genetic programming has achieved human-competitive results in a wide swath of domains, including:

monkeys to the rescue!

“Ford, there’s an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they’ve worked out.”

monkeys makes getting started with genetic programming painless and fun. Install monkeys by running:

pip install monkeys

monkeys uses a variant of genetic programming called “strongly-typed genetic programming” in order to allow you to quickly and easily specify how your programs should be structured.

monkeys supports Python 2.7 and 3.x.



Sample usages: