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Whether to minimize or maximize each objective function


Alias: none

Argument(s): STRINGLIST

Default: vector values = 'minimize'


The sense keyword is used to declare whether each objective function should be minimized or maximized. The argument options are:

  • "minimization" (can be abbreviated to "min")
  • "maximization" (can be abbreviated to "max")

If a single string is specified it will apply to each objective function. Otherwise, the number of strings should either be equal to the number of objective functions (objective_functions). Thus, when scalar and/or field responses are specified, the number of sense strings must equal the number of scalars plus the number of fields, not the total elements in the fields.