The GA Procedure

ReadParent Call

call ReadParent ( selected, seg, n, destination ) ;

The ReadParent call reads selected solution elements into an array in a user crossover subroutine. The inputs to the ReadParent subroutine are as follows:


is a parameter passed to the user subroutine by the GA procedure, which points to the selected solution family.


is the segment of the desired parent solution to be obtained.


is the number of the parent, starting at 1.


is an array in which to store the solution elements.

The ReadParent subroutine is called inside a user crossover operator subroutine to obtain the elements of selected parent solutions. Normally you would then manipulate and combine the elements of the two parents and use a WriteChild call to create the child offspring and complete the action of the crossover operator.