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From Gilles Sadowski <>
Subject Re: [math] [GUMP@vmgump]: Project commons-math (in module apache-commons) failed
Date Mon, 16 May 2011 11:59:58 GMT
On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 12:44:45PM +0200, Dr. Dietmar Wolz wrote:
> Nikolaus Hansen, Luc and me discussed this issue in Toulouse.
> We have two options to handle this kind of failure in tests of stochastic
> optimization algorithms:
> 1) fixed random seed - but this reduces  the value of the test 
> 2) Using the RetryRunner - preferred solution
> @Retry(3) should be sufficient for all tests.

In fact, I've only ever seen "testMaximize" and (less often) "testRosen"
fail. So, for the time being, I'd add "@Retry" to those only.

> Shall I prepare a patch?

It is not necessary; I'll make this trivial change.


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