Dakota Reference Manual  Version 6.4
Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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trial_type


Specify how the trial samples are generated

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Default: random

Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Required
(Choose One)
trial type (Group 1) grid Samples on a regular grid
halton Generate samples from a Halton sequence
random

Uses purely random Monte Carlo sampling to sample variables

Description

The user has the option to specify the method by which the trials are created to adjust the centroids. The trial_type can be one of three types:

  • random, where points are generated randomly
  • halton, where points are generated according to the Halton sequence
  • grid, where points are placed on a regular grid over the hyperspace.