> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hal E. Fulton [mailto:hal9000 / hypermetrics.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 12:52 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: The whole 'Spades' thing: GA and cardbots
> 
> 
> OK, I have more useful things to be doing.
> 
> But sometimes I like to code just for fun.
> I can admit that here, right?  :)
> 
> What I had in mind for the Spades project
> was originally a genetic algorithm type 
> of thing.
> 
> That is, you define a genome based on some
> options for bidding and playing, and you
> play the members of the population against
> each other as they evolve.

Is there a reason to use GA instead of genetic programming (GP)?
This sounds like the sort of problem GP is specifically good for.


James