It is the section of the Genetic algorithm that is coding in Julia. the code was wrote as follow:

popc= [individual(rand(0:1,nvar),[]) for i in 1:nc/4,j in 1:2];
for k=1:nc/4
    #select firdt parent
    #select second parent
    if i1==i2
    #apply crossover
    append!(popc[k,1].position, m[1]);
    append!(popc[k,2].position, m[2]);
function singlepointcrossover(x1,x2)





    return y1,y2

but it has this error. would you pleas help me?. why is it happened?

ArgumentError: invalid index: 1.0
getindex(::Array{individual,2}, ::Float64, ::Int64) at abstractarray.jl:883
macro expansion at GA.juliarc.jl:87 [inlined]
anonymous at <missing>:?
include_string(::String, ::String) at loading.jl:522
include_string(::String, ::String, ::Int64) at eval.jl:30
include_string(::Module, ::String, ::String, ::Int64, ::Vararg{Int64,N} where N) at eval.jl:34
(::Atom.##102#107{String,Int64,String})() at eval.jl:82
withpath(::Atom.##102#107{String,Int64,String}, ::String) at utils.jl:30
withpath(::Function, ::String) at eval.jl:38
hideprompt(::Atom.##101#106{String,Int64,String}) at repl.jl:67
macro expansion at eval.jl:80 [inlined]
(::Atom.##100#105{Dict{String,Any}})() at task.jl:80

2 Answers

hckr On Best Solutions

The problem is / operator gives floating-point results for integer arguments and floating point results cannot be used for indexing an Array. You can index an Array with an Integer.

/(x, y)

Right division operator: multiplication of x by the inverse of y on the right. Gives floating-point results for integer arguments.

for k=1:nc/4

1:nc/4 will create a Float64 range and k, a Float64, is later used in indexing in your code at append!(popc[k,1].position, m[1]);. You should, therefore, make k an Integer.

If nc is an integer, you should use Euclidean division with div(nc, 4) or simply nc รท 4, or bit shift operators nc >> 2 and nc >>> 2 (for Euclidean division by 2^n you should shift by n). They will all give integer results for integer arguments.

If nc itself is a floating-point number, you should probably use one of the options pointed out by @Colin T Bowers.

popc= [individual(rand(0:1,nvar),[]) for i in 1:nc/4,j in 1:2];

You do not have an error on the first line, since you do not use i for indexing here. It is still better to replace nc/4 with one of the options I listed above.

Colin T Bowers On

Fractions in Julia always output Float64, even if the answer can be exactly converted to Int.

Importantly, in your case, note that Int can be used to index arrays, but Float64 cannot. So you'll need to adjust:

for k=1:nc/2


for k=1:Int(nc/2)

so that your index k is will be of type Int, not Float64.

If nc is not guaranteed to be an even integer, then you may need to use floor(Int, nc/2) or ceil(Int, nc/2), depending on which is more appropriate.