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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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Create new population using replacement


Alias: none

Argument(s): INTEGER


The replacement_type controls how current populations and newly generated individuals are combined to create a new population. Each of the replacement_type selections accepts an integer value, which is referred as the replacement_size:

The chc setting creates a new population using (a) the replacement_size best individuals from the combination of the current population and the newly generated individuals, and (b) population_size - replacement_size individuals randomly selected from among the remaining individuals in this combined pool. The chc setting is the preferred selection for many engineering problems.