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Ant Lion Optimizer (ALO)

version 1.0 (155 KB) by Seyedali Mirjalili
ALO is a novel meta-heuristic algorithm for global optimization


Updated 22 May 2018

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The Ant Lion Optimizer (ALO) mimics the hunting mechanism of antlions in nature. Five main steps of hunting prey such as the random walk of ants, building traps, entrapment of ants in traps, catching preys, and re-building traps are implemented.
This is the source codes of the paper:
Seyedali Mirjalili, The Ant Lion Optimizer, Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 83, May 2015, Pages 80-98, ISSN 0965-9978,
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Seyedali Mirjalili (2021). Ant Lion Optimizer (ALO) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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