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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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collocation_ratio


Set the number of points used to build a PCE via regression to be proportional to the number of terms in the expansion.

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): REAL

Description

Set the number of points used to build a PCE via regression to be proportional to the number of terms in the expansion. To avoid requiring the user to calculate N from n and p, the collocation_ratio allows for specification of a constant factor applied to N (e.g., collocation_ratio = 2. produces samples = 2N). In addition, the default linear relationship with N can be overridden using a real-valued exponent specified using ratio_order. In this case, the number of samples becomes $cN^o$ where $c$ is the collocation_ratio and $o$ is the ratio_order. The use_derivatives flag informs the regression approach to include derivative matching equations (limited to gradients at present) in the least squares solutions, enabling the use of fewer collocation points for a given expansion order and dimension (number of points required becomes $\frac{cN^o}{n+1}$).