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Java example source code file (FixedGenerationCount.java)

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The FixedGenerationCount.java Java example source code

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package org.apache.commons.math3.genetics;

import org.apache.commons.math3.exception.NumberIsTooSmallException;

 * Stops after a fixed number of generations. Each time {@link #isSatisfied(Population)} is invoked, a generation
 * counter is incremented. Once the counter reaches the configured <code>maxGenerations value,
 * {@link #isSatisfied(Population)} returns true.
 * @since 2.0
public class FixedGenerationCount implements StoppingCondition {
    /** Number of generations that have passed */
    private int numGenerations = 0;

    /** Maximum number of generations (stopping criteria) */
    private final int maxGenerations;

     * Create a new FixedGenerationCount instance.
     * @param maxGenerations number of generations to evolve
     * @throws NumberIsTooSmallException if the number of generations is < 1
    public FixedGenerationCount(final int maxGenerations) throws NumberIsTooSmallException {
        if (maxGenerations <= 0) {
            throw new NumberIsTooSmallException(maxGenerations, 1, true);
        this.maxGenerations = maxGenerations;

     * Determine whether or not the given number of generations have passed. Increments the number of generations
     * counter if the maximum has not been reached.
     * @param population ignored (no impact on result)
     * @return <code>true IFF the maximum number of generations has been exceeded
    public boolean isSatisfied(final Population population) {
        if (this.numGenerations < this.maxGenerations) {
            return false;
        return true;

     * Returns the number of generations that have already passed.
     * @return the number of generations that have passed
    public int getNumGenerations() {
        return numGenerations;


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