Visualizing evolutionary dynamics of self-replicators using graph-based genealogy

Chris Salzberg, Antony Antony, Hiroki Sayama

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We present a general method for evaluating and visualizing evolutionary dynamics of self-replicators using a graph-based representation for genealogy. Through a transformation from the space of species and mutations to the space of nodes and links, evolutionary dynamics are understood as a flow in graph space. Mapping functions are introduced to translate graph nodes to points in an n-dimensional visualization space for interpretation and analysis. Using this scheme, we evaluate the effect of a dynamic environment on a population of self-reproducing loops. Resulting images visually reveal the critical role played by genealogical graph space partitioning in the evolutionary process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life
EditorsWolfgang Banzhaf, Jens Ziegler, Thomas Christaller, Peter Dittrich, Jan T. Kim
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540200576, 9783540200574
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL 2003 - Dortmund, Germany
Duration: 2003 Sept 142003 Sept 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Other7th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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