Interface Initializer<T>

Type Parameters:
T - The type of object used to represent candidate solutions to the problem.
All Superinterfaces:
Splittable<Initializer<T>>
All Known Implementing Classes:
BitVectorInitializer, BoundMax, ForresterEtAl2008, GramacyLee2012, InitializeBySimpleMetaheuristic, IntegerValueInitializer, IntegerVectorInitializer, PermutationInitializer, PermutationToBitVectorProblem, PermutationToBitVectorProblem.DoubleCost, PermutationToBitVectorProblem.IntegerCost, RealValueInitializer, RealVectorInitializer

public interface Initializer<T> extends Splittable<Initializer<T>>

Implement the Initializer interface to provide metaheuristics and other search algorithms with a way to generate initial candidate solutions to a problem.

Many such algorithms start with a randomized initial candidate solution, while some start with a heuristic solution. Classes that implement this interface serve that functionality.

  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    Method
    Description
    Creates one candidate solution to a problem.

    Methods inherited from interface org.cicirello.search.concurrent.Splittable

    split
  • Method Details

    • createCandidateSolution

      T createCandidateSolution()
      Creates one candidate solution to a problem.
      Returns:
      a candidate solution to a problem instance.