Global Optimization Toolbox Product Description

Solve multiple maxima, multiple minima, and nonsmooth optimization problems

Global Optimization Toolbox provides methods that search for global solutions to problems that contain multiple maxima or minima. It includes global search, multistart, pattern search, genetic algorithm, and simulated annealing solvers. You can use these solvers to solve optimization problems where the objective or constraint function is continuous, discontinuous, stochastic, does not possess derivatives, or includes simulations or black-box functions with undefined values for some parameter settings.

Genetic algorithm and pattern search solvers support algorithmic customization. You can create a custom genetic algorithm variant by modifying initial population and fitness scaling options or by defining parent selection, crossover, and mutation functions. You can customize pattern search by defining polling, searching, and other functions.

Key Features

  • Interactive tools for defining and solving optimization problems and monitoring solution progress

  • Global search and multistart solvers for finding single or multiple global optima

  • Genetic algorithm solver that supports linear, nonlinear, and bound constraints

  • Multiobjective genetic algorithm with Pareto-front identification, including linear and bound constraints

  • Pattern search solver that supports linear, nonlinear, and bound constraints

  • Simulated annealing tools that implement a random search method, with options for defining annealing process, temperature schedule, and acceptance criteria

  • Parallel computing support in multistart, genetic algorithm, and pattern search solver

  • Custom data type support in genetic algorithm, multiobjective genetic algorithm, and simulated annealing solvers

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