[SciPy-user] advice on stochastic(?) optimisation

Kimberly Artita kartita@gmail....
Thu Aug 28 10:35:45 CDT 2008

I use several "flavors" of evolutionary optimization: particle swarm
and variations of the genetic algorithm.

Using latin hypercube sampling to generate the initial population is
highly recommended. There are several online websites and you can even
find some algorithms coded in python.  Don't forget to use swig or
f2py when you can.

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:23 AM, bryan cole <bryan.cole@teraview.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'll looking for a bit of guidance as to what sort of algorithm is most
> appropriate/efficient for finding the local maximum of a function (in 2
> dimensions), where each function evaluation is 1) noisy and 2)
> expensive/slow to evaluate.
> I'd welcome any suggestions for where best to start investigating this
> (text books, references, web-sites or existing optimisation libraries).
> I've no background in this field at all.
> cheers,
> Bryan
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Kimberly S. Artita
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