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How it works
Changing blending options for breeding
Blending options determine how the values two parents have for each parameter
are combined to create a mean for the normal (bell-shaped) distribution from
which new plant values are randomly chosen. If the relative weights of each
parent are 50% and 50%, the two parents are combined with equal strength. If the
relative weights are 80% and 20%, the first parent influences the mean value four
times more than does the second parent.
To change blending options,
Choose Custom from the breeder Variation menu.
Click the Blending tab.
If you don't want to differentiate between parameter sections, just click on the relative weight slider and drag to the left or right. All parameters will use the new mutation value. -or-
If you want to differentiate between parameter sections, click the Sections button. A list of parameter sections will appear (the same list as in the main window). For each section or sections you want to set the relative weight for, select the sections in the list, then drag the relative weight slider to the left or right. How this works with the breeder Variation menu:
The blending percent is set to 50% for all Variation menu choices except Custom.
Updated: March 10, 1999. Questions/comments on site to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 1998, 1999 Paul D. Fernhout & Cynthia F. Kurtz.