soma: General-Purpose Optimisation With the Self-Organising Migrating Algorithm

This package provides an R implementation of the Self-Organising Migrating Algorithm, a general-purpose, stochastic optimisation algorithm. The approach is similar to that of genetic algorithms, although it is based on the idea of a series of “migrations” by a fixed set of individuals, rather than the development of successive generations. It can be applied to any cost-minimisation problem with a bounded parameter space, and is robust to local minima.

Version: 1.1.1
Depends: R (≥ 2.5.0)
Imports: reportr
Published: 2014-11-25
Author: Jon Clayden; based on the work of Ivan Zelinka
Maintainer: Jon Clayden <code at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Optimization
CRAN checks: soma results


Reference manual: soma.pdf
Package source: soma_1.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: soma_1.1.1.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: soma_1.1.1.tgz
Old sources: soma archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: hybridEnsemble
Reverse suggests: MSCMT, RandomFields


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