GA: Genetic Algorithms

An R package for optimization using genetic algorithms. The package provides a flexible general-purpose set of tools for implementing genetic algorithms search in both the continuous and discrete case, whether constrained or not. Users can easily define their own objective function depending on the problem at hand. Several genetic operators are available and can be combined to explore the best settings for the current task. Furthermore, users can define new genetic operators and easily evaluate their performances. GAs can be run sequentially or in parallel.

Version: 2.1
Depends: R (≥ 2.15), methods
Suggests: parallel, doParallel, foreach, iterators
Published: 2014-05-06
Author: Luca Scrucca
Maintainer: Luca Scrucca <luca at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: GA citation info
Materials: NEWS
In views: Optimization
CRAN checks: GA results


Reference manual: GA.pdf
Vignettes: GA: A Package for Genetic Algorithms in R
Using parallel computing in GA package
Package source: GA_2.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: GA_2.1.tgz, r-oldrel: GA_2.1.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: GA_2.1.tgz
Old sources: GA archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: Rothermel