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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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import_points_file


File containing list of variable values to evaluate in a list parameter study

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): STRING

Default: no point import from a file

Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Optional
(Choose One)
tabular_format (Group 1) annotated

Selects annotated tabular file format

custom_annotated

Selects custom-annotated tabular file format

freeform

Selects freeform file format

Optional active_only

Import only active variables from tabular data file

Description

The import_points_file specifies a file containing a list of variable values at which to compute a model response.

Default Behavior

By default, methods do not import points from a file.

Usage Tips

Dakota parses input files without regard to whitespace, but the import_points_file must be in one of three formats:

  • annotated (default)
  • custom_annotated
  • freeform

Examples

method
  list_parameter_study
    import_points_file = 'dakota_pstudy.3.dat'