Dakota Reference Manual  Version 6.4
Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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Perform crossover by choosing design variable(s)


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Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Optional num_parents Number of parents in random shuffle crossover
Optional num_offspring Number of offspring in random shuffle crossover


The final crossover type is shuffle_random. This crossover type performs crossover by choosing design variables at random from a specified number of parents enough times that the requested number of children are produced. For example, consider the case of 3 parents producing 2 children. This operator would go through and for each design variable, select one of the parents as the donor for the child. So it creates a random shuffle of the parent design variable values. The relative numbers of children and parents are controllable to allow for as much mixing as desired. The more parents involved, the less likely that the children will wind up exact duplicates of the parents.