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Java example source code file (RandomKeyMutation.java)

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arraylist, chromosome, list, mathillegalargumentexception, mutationpolicy, randomkey, randomkeymutation, util

The RandomKeyMutation.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 operator for {@link RandomKey}s. Changes a randomly chosen element
 * of the array representation to a random value uniformly distributed in [0,1].
 * @since 2.0
public class RandomKeyMutation implements MutationPolicy {

     * {@inheritDoc}
     * @throws MathIllegalArgumentException if <code>original is not a {@link RandomKey} instance
    public Chromosome mutate(final Chromosome original) throws MathIllegalArgumentException {
        if (!(original instanceof RandomKey<?>)) {
            throw new MathIllegalArgumentException(LocalizedFormats.RANDOMKEY_MUTATION_WRONG_CLASS,

        RandomKey<?> originalRk = (RandomKey) original;
        List<Double> repr = originalRk.getRepresentation();
        int rInd = GeneticAlgorithm.getRandomGenerator().nextInt(repr.size());

        List<Double> newRepr = new ArrayList (repr);
        newRepr.set(rInd, GeneticAlgorithm.getRandomGenerator().nextDouble());

        return originalRk.newFixedLengthChromosome(newRepr);


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