*(sitting in the bookstore in Kalk Bay)*

*This is my first time working on Karoo GP since my daughter Lindah’s arrival to South Africa nearly two weeks ago. She departed just yesterday. Out time together was incredible. We both learned so much. I am so sad to see her go :(*

My intent is to complete the User Guide by the close of the weekend. I was able to complete all in-line documentation for the main script. I am now in the process of completing the in-line documentation for the base_class.

In so doing, I derived the following simple but quite useful equation to determine the maximum number of nodes (assuming a Full tree) in any given GP tree:

nodes = 2^(depth + 1) – 1

For example:

Depth 1 = 3 nodes (1 functions, 2 terminals)

Depth 2 = 7 nodes (3 functions, 4 terminals)

Depth 3 = 15 nodes (7 functions, 8 terminals)

…

Depth 10 = 2047 nodes (1023 functions, 2024 terminals) *

* that is one huge-ass (scientific lingo) polynomial!