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We deﬁne this neighborhood to consist of all points 40 Thomas Jansen with Hamming distance exactly 1 to x – this is a very common choice. The (1+1) EA copies x but replaces each bit with probability 1/n by its complement in this process, independently for each bit. Thus, on average x and y diﬀer by exactly one bit, too – but the Hamming distance may be arbitrarily large, although the probability quickly decreases with increasing Hamming distance. After the new point y is created, both algorithms decide whether the new point y replaces the old point x.

Note this is not required, since a local optimum is isolated in the interval 2L−1 − 1 ... 2L−2 − 1. Assume f (3(2L−2 )) < f (0) and the search moves to this new best-so-far. It is possible for the function to be monotonically decreasing from point 3(2L−2 ) to 2L−1 + 1; thus, there can man be as many as 2L−2 − 1 improving moves leading to a local optimum located in an eliminated quadrant. Of course, the original version of Quad Search was only designed to converge on unimodal functions; the modified Quad Search converges to a local optimum on 1D multimodal bijective functions by only evaluating points in the interval known to contain a local optimum.

Formally, the lower triangle matrix Mx can be decomposed into a 2x−1 by 2x−1 square matrix whose elements are all the integer x − 1, plus 2 identical lower triangle matrices corresponding to Mx−1 . The square matrix occupies the first 2x−1 columns of the last 2x−1 rows of Mx . The first 2x−1 − 1 rows of Mx correspond to the lower triangle matrix Mx−1 ; Finally, another copy of Mx−1 is appended to the last 2x−1 − 1 rows of the square matrix of M. The following is an example of M4 . -> 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 Gray, Binary and Real Valued Encodings: Quad Search and Locality Proofs 31 The arrow points to row 2x−1 + 2x−2 − 1 which has a special importance.