Friday, January 23, 2009

The Unexpected cost of genetic algorithms in computing

This comic on the correct costs and perils of using a genetic algorithm is timely, given my desire to use a genetic algorithm to find the best fantasy football playoff pool. In all of my discussions of how to approach the problem (simulating the playoffs, games the teams play), I have still neglected to take into account the effect of my excell spreadsheets achieving sentience and trying to take over the world. Let me get right on that.

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