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Number of function evaluations allowed for optimizers


This keyword is related to the topics:


Alias: none

Argument(s): INTEGER

Default: 1000


The maximum number of function evaluations is used as a stopping criterion for optimizers. If it has not reached any other stopping criteria first, the optimizer will stop after it has performed max_function_evalutions evaluations. See also max_iterations.

Some optimizers (e.g. ncsu_direct) may run past this limit in the course of an iteration step that began before max_function_evaluations was exceeded.

Default Behavior

Default value is 1000.