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+This is the readme for "PSO" a Particle Swarm Optimizer object for PD/MAX.
+This implimentation of a PSO minimizes towards a user-defined target. It is based on code from Jim Kennedy and Thomas Grill.
+PSO is Copyright Ben Bogart 2003
+If you have any questions/comments you can reach the author at ben@ekran.org.
+This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public
+PSO is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+(at your option) any later version.
+PSO is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with PSO; if not, write to the Free Software
+Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
+The PSO object requires three arguments (see below). The object has one inlet and three outlets.
+In order to calculate one iteration of the PSO send it a bang. The three outlets are:
+Outlet 1: A index prepended list of the positions in each dimention of each particle.
+Outlet 2: The Minimization value (should move towards 0)
+Outlet 3: Outputs a bang when Minimization is reached. (This is a user defined threshold, not 0)
+Arguments: [Population Size] [Number of Dimensions] [Neighborhood Size]
+PSO Help Method:
+ 'help' - This message.
+PSO Setup Methods:
+ 'target [list]' - Specify the optimization target with list of values for each dimension.
+ 'rand_pop [min] [max]' - Randomize the population with values ranging from min to max.
+ 'set_pop [list]' - Set population with list of values for each particle for each dimension.
+ 'set_part [particle] [list]' - Set particle with values for each dimension.
+ 'optim_thresh [int]' - Set the threshold at which minimization is considered reached. (0-10)
+PSO Run-Time Methods:
+ 'reset' - Reset the PSO.
+ bang - Calculate one interation of the PSO.
+Have Fun.