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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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Simplex-based derivative free optimization method


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Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Optional search_scheme_size Number of points to be used in the direct search template
Optional max_iterations

Stopping criterion based on number of iterations

Optional convergence_tolerance

Stopping criterion based on convergence of the objective function or statistics

Optional max_function_evaluations Stopping criteria based on number of function evaluations
Optional scaling Turn on scaling for variables, responses, and constraints
Optional model_pointer

Identifier for model block to be used by a method


The direct search algorithm, PDS (parallel direct search method), supports bound constraints.

The PDS method can directly exploit asynchronous evaluations; however, this capability has not yet been implemented in Dakota.

See package_optpp for info related to all optpp methods.

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