While I was reading my weekly edition of New Scientist, I found an article that was truly amazing.
In 2009, two Phd scientist at Cornell University developed software that could generate an accurate formula describing an unknown dataset using evolutionary programming as their main tactic. In other words, this program allows you to put in numerical values and you get back an equation that describe it.
The best part of the whole thing is that they released Eureqa (the equation making software) free online for all to download. But… no source code is provided.
For those who don’t know, I once tried to make similar software that use an evolutionary approach to help web designers to craft the prefect CSS layout for their website. However, that didn’t come out too well because of my relative inexperience in the field evolutionary programming and problems associated optimization. But I tried and you can check it out here. Random CSS Generator with Evolution
Well enough of me talking, take a look at the video below to see how Eureqa works.
Try Eureqa and tell me what you think!
Eureqa download (0.83 beta)