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offset_normal


Set mutation offset to use a normal distribution

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Optional mutation_scale Scales mutation across range of parameter
Optional mutation_range Set uniform offset control for discrete parameters

Description

The offset_normal type is an "offset" mutation that adds a 0-mean random variable with a normal uniform distribution to the existing coordinate value. The offset is limited in magnitude by mutation_scale.