Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


adaptive walk

A term used to describe a trajectory of changes undergone by a system to better operate in a given environment. In the context of a fitness landscape, each change can be seen as a step that either improves the performance of the system (higher elevation within landscape) or degrades the performance of the system (lower elevation within the landscape). See also fitness landscape.


Topics
Adaptation, Complex Systems, Evolution, Optimization
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