RubyNEAT -- Neural Evolution of Augmenting Topologies

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For the latest docs, please see http://rubyneat.com

RubyNEAT is under intense development, and then will be under intense documentation, as this is expected to be a full blown pure Ruby implementation of the NEAT algorithm by Kenneth Stanley:

http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~kstanley/

Gem Version

Gem Version

Quick and Dirty Docs

There is an (extreme) alpha RubyGEM. Just do:

gem install rubyneat --pre

Then type:

neat

to see the list of commands. The workflow aspect of Rails is loosely mirrored here.

To generate a new NEAT project, type:

neat new PROJECTNAME

and a project directory will be created. Cd into that directory, and type:

neat generate neater NEATERNAME

and a scaffold Neater will be generated. Note that this generator is still in alpha, but improvements are coming shortly.

Examples

For some examples, clone or fork the following:

https://github.com/flajann2/rubyneat_examples

Feel free to add your own and do pull requests so that we can have more examples of using RubyNEAT.

Also Note

For now, see

https://github.com/flajann2/rubyneat

for the Github version, and this will probably be the better option until this gets out of alpha. There are a couple of example Neaters there (one of which is still in development). Basic, but will be a good example of how to implement your own Neater. Eventually all will be fully documented.

Release Notes

  • 0.3.5.alpha.7

    Console made functional.

  • 0.4.0.alpha.0

    Added a pop parameter to the report hook function. All example code in rubyneat_examples updated. You will need to add the additional parameter to your Neaters on your report hooks.

    Also, added stronger support for plugins. In particular, an attr_neat attribute processor was added to NeatOb, to support default settings as well as hooks. Now, all plugins need to do is to hook into these hook functions to get notifications.

Copyright Notice

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Copyright (c) 2014 LRCSoft.com

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