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Java example source code file (BinaryMutation.java)

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binarychromosome, binarymutation, chromosome, list, mathillegalargumentexception, mutationpolicy, util

The BinaryMutation.java Java example source code

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package org.apache.commons.math3.genetics;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

import org.apache.commons.math3.exception.MathIllegalArgumentException;
import org.apache.commons.math3.exception.util.LocalizedFormats;

 * Mutation for {@link BinaryChromosome}s. Randomly changes one gene.
 * @since 2.0
public class BinaryMutation implements MutationPolicy {

     * Mutate the given chromosome. Randomly changes one gene.
     * @param original the original chromosome.
     * @return the mutated chromosome.
     * @throws MathIllegalArgumentException if <code>original is not an instance of {@link BinaryChromosome}.
    public Chromosome mutate(Chromosome original) throws MathIllegalArgumentException {
        if (!(original instanceof BinaryChromosome)) {
            throw new MathIllegalArgumentException(LocalizedFormats.INVALID_BINARY_CHROMOSOME);

        BinaryChromosome origChrom = (BinaryChromosome) original;
        List<Integer> newRepr = new ArrayList(origChrom.getRepresentation());

        // randomly select a gene
        int geneIndex = GeneticAlgorithm.getRandomGenerator().nextInt(origChrom.getLength());
        // and change it
        newRepr.set(geneIndex, origChrom.getRepresentation().get(geneIndex) == 0 ? 1 : 0);

        Chromosome newChrom = origChrom.newFixedLengthChromosome(newRepr);
        return newChrom;


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