Cuckoo Search


Algorithms in Real Life

I had earlier written on the Ant Colony Optimization. This is the second in the series about the Cuckoo Search metaheusristic.

CuckooAll of us are aware of the Cuckoo bird. One thing they are known for is the brood parasitism. While not all cuckoo species exhibit this behaviour this behaviour is well studied. What the cuckoo bird does is to lay its eggs in other birds’ nests. The cuckoo bird’s egg  hatches a bit earlier than the host bird eggs. This allows the small cuckoo hatchling to push out the eggs of the host bird! This behaviour has inspired another bio-inspired metaheuristic. Image credits of the bird is here.

The Cuckoo Search meta-heuristic has been developed by Xin-She Yang and Suash Deb in 2009.

The cuckoo bird cannot complete its life cycle properly as it is not capable of raising its young. So, the solution adopted by the…

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