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Simulated Annealing

Simulated annealing solver for derivative-free unconstrained optimization or optimization with bounds

Functions

simulannealbndFind minimum of function using simulated annealing algorithm
optimoptionsCreate optimization options
resetoptionsReset options
saoptimgetValues of simulated annealing options structure
saoptimsetCreate simulated annealing options structure

Topics

Optimize Using Simulated Annealing

Minimize Function with Many Local Minima

Presents an example of solving an optimization problem using simulated annealing.

Minimization Using Simulated Annealing Algorithm

This example shows how to create and minimize an objective function using Simulated Annealing in the Global Optimization Toolbox.

Reproduce Your Results

Explains how to obtain identical results by setting the random seed.

Simulated Annealing Background

What Is Simulated Annealing?

Introduces simulated annealing.

Simulated Annealing Terminology

Explains some basic terminology for simulated annealing.

How Simulated Annealing Works

Presents an overview of how the simulated annealing algorithm works.

Simulated Annealing Options

Describes the options for simulated annealing.

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