[SciPy-user] How to use Open Opt

Vicent vginer@gmail....
Thu Nov 27 12:02:00 CST 2008


Dmitrey,

Thank you for your clear answer.

Here    (http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/whyOpenOpt4user   and
http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/whereProfitsForOpenOptConnectedSolverOwners)
I see now that OpenOpt can be a useful tool for "connecting" different
solvers, and to "speed" algorithms...

But it doesn't provide any kind of general structure for building
algorithms, as I thought in the begining.

Anyway, no doubt it can be interesting in my research and development of new
optimization algorithms.

Thank you for the information.

--
Vicent




On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 13:18, dmitrey <dmitrey.kroshko@scipy.org> wrote:

> hi Vicent,
> Vicent Giner-Bosch wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > I am looking for infomation about the Open Opt (OO) project, and I've
> > been referred to this group.
> >
> > I've been reading the official documentation about OO, but it seems a
> > little confusing to me.
> >
> > My question is:
> 1)
> > if I want to use OO, what must I do?
> >
> 2)
> > In fact, if I want to develop a new optimization algorithm in Python,
> > how can I use OO?  I mean, in which part of the process can / should I
> > use OO?
> >
> 1 and 2 are two different questions.
> 1) If you want just use OO to find a solution of an optimization
> problem, read Doc page and see the examples provided for each class.
> Finance support for OO (it was GSoC for twice) had been finished and
> there will hardly be any Doc extension in nearest future. Also, I just
> don't see any reasons to provide alternative documentation, it's too
> costly to maintain (keep up-to-date) several documentations.
> 2) To develop optimization algorithm you don't have to use OO, pure
> Python, probably with numpy, will be enough.
> > What are the advantages of using OO?
> http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/whyOpenOpt4user
> >  Is it just a "bunch" or library
> > of available optimization algorithms, or does it also provide a
> > general framework (for example, a general predefined Object Oriented
> > structure, or some general functions in order to manage algorithms...)
> >
> The framework is similar to TOMOPT's TOMLAB.
> It has some API funcs; those ones from user API are mentioned in Doc page.
>
> > in order to build an test or run our own algorithms?
> >
> > What are the key features of OO?
> >
> I can't copy-paste here the info from OO website, moreover, you have
> mentioned you have it read.
>
> Regards, D.
>
>
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