Date Added: Jan 2013
Computational Intelligence (CI) is one of the popular approaches of Artificial Intelligence (AI). CI is mainly used to optimize the complex problems. Optimization is used to find the best solution out of the solution space. Numerical function optimization plays an important role in optimizing the objective function. Till now many optimization algorithms are available for solving complex problems. The algorithm that has created an impact is the numerical function optimization. Some of the existing optimization algorithms are classified into evolutionary computing and metaheuristic methods. A comprehensive survey on numerical function optimization is presented below with a deeper view into different aspects of the algorithms.