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You can experiment further by adjusting various parameters such as:
  • progeny size
  • mutation rate
  • tolerance (ie How close must the phrase be to the target before the process can stop?)
The program, in the form of an Excel worksheet, is contained in a self-extracting .exe file, which also includes instructions for its use.
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If you find this model useful, you may also like to look at our MS-Excel workbook on the physics of rainbows.

For a literary analogue of this metaphor, see Edwin Morgan's "concrete" poem Message Clear.

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