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2 The Factorized Distribution Algorithm We ﬁrst describe our algorithm Factorized distribution algorithm (FDA) which runs with any FDA factorization. Algorithm 2: FDA – Factorized distribution algorithm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Calculate bi and ci by the Subfunction Merger Algorithm. t ⇐ 1. Generate an initial population with N individuals from the uniform distribution. do { Select M ≤ N individuals using Boltzmann selection. Estimate the conditional probabilities p(xbi |xci , t) from the selected points.

16 H. M¨ uhlenbein and R. H¨ ons Proposition 9 Let a consistent set of marginal distributions q˜(xbi , xci ) be given. Then the FDA factorization deﬁnes a valid distribution ( q(x) = 1). 11) q(xbi |xci ) = q˜(xbi |xci ), i = 1, . . m whereas in general q(xbi , xci ) = q˜(xbi , xci ), i = 1, . . m. 12) The proof follows from the deﬁnition of marginal probabilities. 11) is somewhat technical, but straightforward. 12) is often overlooked. It means that sampling from the factorization does not reproduce the given marginals.

11) q(xbi |xci ) = q˜(xbi |xci ), i = 1, . . m whereas in general q(xbi , xci ) = q˜(xbi , xci ), i = 1, . . m. 12) The proof follows from the deﬁnition of marginal probabilities. 11) is somewhat technical, but straightforward. 12) is often overlooked. It means that sampling from the factorization does not reproduce the given marginals. The next theorem was proven in [20]. It formulates a condition under which the FDA factorization reproduces the marginals. Theorem 10 (Factorization Theorem).