overnight evolution

Posted by david marsh on Fri 06 June 2008

After letting my keyboard evolution program run overnight, this is the best layout it made:

z l g m y  f d o p /
r n t h s  i u a e c
; . w ' b  x k , q j

I'm going to abandon trying to breed the layouts and change back to a "clone with random swappings" type system to see what happens. In the end that's all that was happening anyway, as most layouts were the same with a few variations. Strangely enough, the more I work on it, the more it starts to feel like Peter Klauslers' evolved layout behaviour.