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Multiplier for the penalty function


Alias: none

Argument(s): REAL

Default: 1.0


Most SCOLIB optimizers treat constraints with a simple penalty scheme that adds constraint_penalty times the sum of squares of the constraint violations to the objective function. The default value of constraint_penalty is 1000.0, except for methods that dynamically adapt their constraint penalty, for which the default value is 1.0.