Optimization of algorithms with OPAL

@article{Audet2014OptimizationOA,
  title={Optimization of algorithms with OPAL},
  author={Charles Audet and Kien-Cong Dang and Dominique Orban},
  journal={Math. Program. Comput.},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={233-254}
}
Opal is a general-purpose system for modeling and solving algorithm optimization problems. Opal takes an algorithm as input, and as output it suggests parameter values that maximize some user-defined performance measure. In order to achieve this, the user provides a Python script describing how to launch the target algorithm, and defining the performance measure. Opal then models this question as a blackbox optimization problem which is then solved by a state-of-the-art direct search solver… CONTINUE READING

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