Notes: What we show
here are successful usage of Viz. Sometimes, we do not manage to get any
insights after analyzing our SLS using Viz. Remember that the information visualization tool
in Viz is designed to maximize human
(SLS algorithm designer) visual perception ability in
finding interesting patterns in SLS behavior on COP fitness
landscape. However, we do not guarantee that the user will always manage to gain insights about his SLS behavior. However,
as what we have shown in this page, gaining such
insights using Viz is possible. One can get such insights with higher
probability when using Viz than when analyzing SLS behavior using text-based output only.
If you still fail to spot interesting behavior, try again, do not give up.
On the other hand, you may get insights to
debug, tune, and improve your SLS algorithm after analyzing it
If that happens, congratulations =).
You may want to write a scientific paper and publish it in good conferences
However, please do not forget to cite Viz! (the appropriate
article can be found in our
Also, please let us know about your findings too, we will be very happy to
know your success stories.
PS: Other than
white-box analysis, you can also use the
black-box tool in Viz to help you find the best working
configuration for your SLS.