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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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interaction_order


Specify the maximum number of variables allowed in an interaction when reporting interaction metrics.

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): INTEGER

Default: Unrestricted (VBD includes all interaction orders present in the expansion)

Description

The interaction_order option has been added to allow suppression of higher-order interactions, since the output volume (and memory and compute consumption) of these results could be extensive for high dimensional problems (note: the previous univariate_effects specification is equivalent to interaction_order = 1 in the current specification). Similar to suppression of interactions is the covariance control, which can be selected to be diagonal_covariance or full_covariance, with the former supporting suppression of the off-diagonal covariance terms (to again save compute and memory resources and reduce output volume)