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From "Gilles (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MATH-868) Default sigma for CMAESOptimizer is wrong when using bounds
Date Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:24:03 GMT

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Gilles commented on MATH-868:
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Actually, MATH-874 provides a solution to make the API uniform.

                
> Default sigma for CMAESOptimizer is wrong when using bounds
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MATH-868
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-868
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Frank Hess
>
> The documentation suggests setting inputSigma to 1/3 the range you are fitting over.
 However, in CMAESOptimizer.initializeCMA() if boundaries are specified the sigmaArray is
by default assigned a value of 0.3 divided by the range.  If the user had specified the inputSigma
to be 0.3 of the range (as suggested by the docs) then sigmaArray would have been assigned
the value of 0.3.  Thus, it looks like the 0.3 should not be divided by the range, only a
user-specified inputSigma should get divided by the range.

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