Statistics FAQ

About fitness measures

These measure various qualities of each circuit. When sorting individuals for rank selection, a fitness measure lower down in this list will only be compared if all those above it are equal. Thus a dictionary order is established in which measures higher up in the list are more important.

All fitnesses are normalized to the [0,1] range where 0 is worst and 1 is best. Parsimony never reaches 1 but the larger the value, the smaller the circuit.