[SciPy-User] [SciPy-user] adaptive simulated annealing (ASA)

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Tue Feb 21 13:15:03 CST 2012

2012/2/21 Dieter Werthmüller <Dieter.Werthmuller@ed.ac.uk>:
> Dear reader,
> I give it another try with more explanation. If it remains unanswered I
> will assume that such an implementation does not exist.

No answer and google search doesn't show anything, it looks like "such
an implementation does not exist"

my impression is global optimization is not very common in this neighborhood.


> Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA) is a freely available code for
> simulated annealing, see http://www.ingber.com/#ASA.
> In 2007, Georg Holzmann was asking this list if there is an
> implementation of that powerful code within SciPy, see
> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/scipy-user/2007-November/014549.html .
> The responses back then were negative, suggesting Georg to wrap it
> himself and referencing to swig.org.
> I was wondering if the state of that issue, python wrapper for the ASA
> code, changed in the last 4.5 years. And if not, is swig.org still the
> best place to look for starting a wrapper myself?
> I am aware that there is a Matlab wrapper for ASA, with is +/-
> up-to-date (Feb 2011), see http://ssakata.sdf.org/software/ . I don't
> know if this would help to create a wrapper for Python.
> Many thanks,
> Dieter
> On 13/02/12 13:34, Dieter Werthmüller wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> The message 'adaptive simulated annealing (ASA)' is over four years old
>> now, asking for a python implementation of ASA
>> (http://www.ingber.com/#ASA).
>> I was wondering if such an implementation is around today?
>> Kind regards,
>> Dieter
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