A lot of the posts on this blog cover MOEAframework used on Unix machines and high performance computing clusters. However you can also easily use it on Windows! Here are some steps to get started:
At java.com, you need the “Java Development Kit” in addition to the regular Java already installed on your machine.
Next, follow the instructions here: http://vietpad.sourceforge.net/javaonwindows.html to set up environment variables for your Windows machine. Make sure to add the JAVA_HOME and CLASSPATH environment variables and then add the JAVA_HOME string to the PATH as instructed.
Then, restart your computer
Open a command prompt (type cmd in the “run” window or search box on Windows 7/8). Navigate to the directory in the command prompt that contains your MOEAframework example files. The MOEAFramework-1.15-Executable.jar file should be in that directory along with Example1.java. To compile Example1.java the command is:
javac -classpath MOEAFramework-1.15-Executable.jar Example1.java
Then to run it, you type:
java -classpath MOEAFramework-1.15-Executable.jar Example1
That’s it! You should see some output in the command window that signifies that everything worked. You can also use the MOEAframework GUI in Windows by double clicking the MOEAframework executable.
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