Sony PSP can be more interesting than funny sometimes. Few people know about the potential of the PSP port of Stackless Python 2.5.2. This great port of python was done by Carlos E. and you can find more information about the progress of the port on his blog.
Well, I’ve tested the Pyevolve GA framework on the Stackless Python for PSP and for my surprise, it worked without changing one single line of code on the framework due the fact of Pyevolve has been written in pure Python (except the platform specific issue like the Interactive Mode, but this issue is automaticly disabled on unsupported platforms).
So now, we have Genetic Algorithms on PSP.
Follow some screenshots (click to enlarge):
The GA running on the PSP screenshot is the minimization of the Sphere function.
Here is the steps to install Pyevolve on PSP:
PSP Stackless Python Installation
1) First, create a directory called “python” on your PSP under the “/PSP/GAME” and the directory structure “/python/site-packages/” on the root of your memory stick (this last directory will be used to put Pyevolve later).
2) Copy the EBOOT.PBP and the python.zip files to this created directory;
3) Download the Pyevolve source and copy the directory called “pyevolve” to the created directory “/python/site-packages/”, the final directory structure will be: “/python/site-packages/pyevolve”
Ready ! Now you can import Pyevolve modules inside scripts on your PSP, of course you can’t use the graphical plotting tool or some DB Adapters of Pyevolve, but the GA Core it’s working very well.
Here is some basic usage of PSP Stackless Python port. I’ve used the psp2d module to show the information on screen. When I got more time, I’ll port the visualization of the TSP problem to use the psp2d, it will be nice to see Traveling Salesperson Problem running with real-time visualization on PSP =)