Watchmaker Framework for Evolutionary Computation (logo by Charles Burdett)

Watchmaker Framework

for Evolutionary Computation

Current Stable Version: 0.7.1 Download API Docs User Manual Wiki Support Bugs Source Code Changelog / Roadmap


In an ideal world, all your Watchmaker Framework questions would be answered by the documentation. The world is not always ideal but this is still the first place you should look. Try the user manual and the Javadoc API documentation. If you find the documentation ambiguous, misleading or just plain wrong, please file a bug report (see below) and we will improve it.

There is also a Wiki at GitHub. This a collaboratively edited resource that users are encouraged to contribute to. It includes ad hoc documentation that does not fit anywhere else.

Discussion Group

If you can't find the answer to your question in the documentation, consider asking a question in the Watchmaker Framework group/mailing list at Google Groups ( The traffic is low but you should get a response to your query fairly promptly.

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Alternatively, you can ask your Watchmaker questions at, the leading programming Q&A site. If you are new to StackOverflow, be sure to read the FAQ first. If you ask a question about the Watchmaker Framework, it's best to tag it with the following tags so that it can be found by the people who can help you and can be ignored by those who are not interested: watchmaker evolutionary-algorithm java

Bugs / Enhancement Requests

If you think you've found a bug in the Watchmaker Framework, or you have a suggestion for an improvement, please enter the details in the issue tracker at GitHub.

Commercial Support and Consulting

For dedicated commercial support and/or consultancy, please contact Rectangular Software Ltd.