About the GPEMjournal blog

This is the editor's blog for the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. The official web site for the journal, maintained by the publisher (Springer) is here. The GPEMjournal blog is authored and maintained by Lee Spector.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Programming excel from training examples

Remember people said GP could not program a spread sheet, well it seems microsoft has done it. At PASTE 2011 last week Sumit Gulwani gave a keynote which included discussion of his recent paper at PLDI http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gp-html/Harris_2011_SIGPlan.html in which he describes a research tool which allowed users to program microsoft tools (such as their spread sheet excell and their word processor) from training examples. Ie automatically create macros and short scripts for users who do not wish to remember how to program. Technical details are a bit sketchy but it seems something like GP is in there. It may be available commercially in the future.


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