Dakota 6.5

Released: November 15, 2016
Release Highlights:

  • Specification of linear constraints has been moved from the method block of the Dakota input file to the variables block. The keywords themselves remain unchanged.
  • Substantial improvements to active subspace methods for input parameter dimension reduction.
  • Considerable improvements in multi-level Monte Carlo, control variate Monte Carlo, and multi-level polynomial regression, including improved fault tolerance.
  • New Bayesian experimental design capability - calibrate a low-fidelity model by adaptively selecting experimental configurations at which to run a high-fidelity model.
  • New interfacing helpers: Python module (dipy) to simplify interfacing Dakota with Python-based simulations and a Bash script to export Dakota parameters as environment variables.
  • The first beta release of the new Dakota GUI is now available for download.