Let us suppose that we have a mutation rate of 5%. What does this mean?
- Each gene of each individual has 5% of probability of change to another value? At the end, around 5% of the genes of each individual in the population will be changed.
- Each individual in the population has 5% of probability of having a random gene changed to antoher value? At the end, 5% of the population will have a change in some of its genes.
Besides that...Should I apply the mutation operator over all individuals or only to the children generated by the crossover operator?