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Set mutation offset to use a uniform distribution


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


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

For discrete design variables, offset_uniform is always used, and mutation_range controls the magnitude of the mutation.