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


Use the best designs to form a new population

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Description

The elitist (default) setting creates a new population using (a) the replacement_size best individuals from the current population, (b) and population_size - replacement_size individuals randomly selected from the newly generated individuals. It is possible in this case to lose a good solution from the newly generated individuals if it is not randomly selected for replacement; however, the default new_solutions_generated value is set such that the entire set of newly generated individuals will be selected for replacement.