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Number of designs returned as the best solutions


This keyword is related to the topics:


Alias: none

Argument(s): INTEGER

Default: 1


The final_solutions controls the number of final solutions returned by the iterator as the best solutions.

For most optimizers, this is one, but some optimizers can produce multiple solutions (e.g. genetic algorithms).

When using a hybrid strategy, the number of final solutions dictates how many solutions are passed from one method to another.


In the case of sampling methods, if one specifies 100 samples (for example) but also specifies final_solutions = 5, the five best solutions (in order of lowest response function value) are returned.