This is a 36 frame looping animation of the 2D-Bump GIF.
The first, red trace is a hill climber
based on local linearization followed by a simplex algorithm (108 function
evaluations). The yellow
trace is the classic Hooke and Jeeves search (278 evaluations).
The purple trace is
for a GA with 100 member populations run for 10 generations while the white
points show all members from this search (1000 evaluations in all).
The second red trace is for a simulated annealing run and shows the
best values from each step of a logarithmic schedule (10 temperatures steps
and 1000 evaluations in all).
This animation was generated using the GIF Construction Set Tool by
to Evolutionary Optimization Group home page