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history_file


Name of file where mesh adaptive search records all evaluation points.

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): STRING

Default: mads_history

Description

The history_file is used to specify the name of a file to which mesh adaptive direct search will write its own list of evaluated points.

Default Behavior

By default, mesh adaptive direct search will write the list of evaluation points in a file named mads_history.xxxx, where xxxx corresponds to a randomly generated number.

Examples

The example below shows the syntax for specifying the name of the history file.

method
  mesh_adaptive_search
    history_file = 'output.log'
    seed = 1234