This chapter demonstrates a computer program for tutoring genetic programming (GP). The software, called Simple GP, is developed by the AI-ECON Research Center at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. Using this software, the instructor can help students without programming background to quickly grasp some essential elements of GP. Along with the demonstration of the software is a list of key issues regarding the effective design of the implementation of GP. Some of the issues are already well noticed and studied by financial users of GP, but some are not. While many of the issues do not have a clear-cut answer, the attached software can help beginners to tackle those issues on their own. Once they have a general grasp of how to implement GP effectively, many advanced materials prepared in this volume are there for further exploration.
Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming in Computational Finance, Kluwer. Chapter 3