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Avida: a software platform for research in computational evolutionary biology

Ofria, Charles and Wilke, Claus O. (2004) Avida: a software platform for research in computational evolutionary biology. Artificial Life, 10 (2). pp. 191-229. ISSN 1064-5462. doi:10.1162/106454604773563612.

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Avida is a software platform for experiments with self-replicating and evolving computer programs. It provides detailed control over experimental settings and protocols, a large array of measurement tools, and sophisticated methods to analyze and post-process experimental data. We explain the general principles on which Avida is built, as well as its main components and their interactions. We also explain how experiments are set up, carried out, and analyzed.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Posted Online March 11, 2006. This work was supported by NSF grant DEB-9981397.
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Subject Keywords:digital organisms; experimental evolution; self-replicating computer programs
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