Section: New Software and Platforms

Function optimization

Participant : Philippe Preux.


We have worked on the efficient implementation of the StoSOO algorithm in order to have a software that can be used for real to optimize real functions, and to be able to experiment with the algorithm, and assess its practical usefulness. This led to yaStoSOO, an implementation in C available on the web at http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/~ppreux/software/StoSOO/ . The code is distributed under the GPL licence.

Thanks to this implementation, we were able to compete in the CEC'2014 competition on Real-Parameter Single Objective optimization at which we ranked honorably (10th out of 17 competitor algorithms). More experimental work is under-way.