Additional information on MOEAframework Setup Guide

In order to calculate the performance metrics of the algorithms you need to use the Instrumenter class as explained in the Setup Guide. Moreover, to output the metric values you use the Accumulator class.

In order to use compile the new Java file with these new instruments, you need to include the corresponding classes by adding the following lines to the beginning of your .java file:


import org.moeaframework.Instrumenter;

import org.moeaframework.analysis.collector.Accumulator;

In order to connect an external problem and reference it as “myProblem” (see Section 5.2 of MOEAFramework manual), the easiest way is to use the file: it is only necessary to create (or modify) a file called and save it in your current directory. Only two lines have to be written:

org.moeaframework.problem.problems = myProblem

org.moeaframework.problem.myProblem.class = myProblem



3 thoughts on “Additional information on MOEAframework Setup Guide

  1. Can you help me?I encountered a problem. Error occurs when I run a sample program (Page 27, MOEA Framework User Manual Version). The error message is: The source attachment does not contain the source for the file Executor.class…… The sample program is as follows:
    import org.moeaframework.Executor;
    import org.moeaframework.Instrumenter;
    import org.moeaframework.analysis.collector.Accumulator;
    public class myTest2 {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException
    Instrumenter instrumenter = new Instrumenter()
    new Executor()
    Accumulator accumulator = instrumenter.getLastAccumulator();

    for (int i=0; i<accumulator.size("NFE"); i++) {
    System.out.println(accumulator.get("NFE", i) + "\t" +
    accumulator.get("Elapsed Time", i) + "\t" +
    accumulator.get("GenerationalDistance", i));

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