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current best estimates from simulated annealing

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:01 pm
by gwhite
I added a feature to the simulated annealing code to store the current optimal estimates in a file in the subdirectory where the usual output file is being created. The file is the same name as the output file, except that the suffix is changed to ‘SIM’, or added if no suffix. If the simulated annealing algorithm completes naturally, the file is deleted. But if the user kills the run (as impatient people like me), or whatever, the file is left with the current best estimates that can be used to start the usual optimization routine closer to the true optimum.

This change is invisible unless the run fails or you kill the run.