Dakota Reference Manual
Version 6.4
LargeScale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis

Set the number of points used to build a PCE via regression to be proportional to the number of terms in the expansion.
Alias: none
Argument(s): REAL
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 realvalued exponent specified using ratio_order. In this case, the number of samples becomes where is the collocation_ratio and 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 ).