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Disable self-adaptive mutation


Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Default: Adaptive mutation


The SCOLIB EA method uses self-adaptive mutation, which modifies the mutation scale dynamically. This mechanism is borrowed from EAs like evolution strategies. The non_adaptive flag can be used to deactivate the self-adaptation, which may facilitate a more global search.

Note that non_adaptive is not recognized by Dakota as a valid keyword unless mutation_type has been specified.