You can specify optimization parameters using an options
structure
that you create using the optimset
function.
You then pass options
as an input to the optimization
function, for example, by calling fminbnd
with
the syntax
x = fminbnd(fun,x1,x2,options)
or fminsearch
with the syntax
x = fminsearch(fun,x0,options)
For example, to display output from the algorithm at each iteration,
set the Display
option to 'iter'
:
options = optimset('Display','iter');
Option | Description | Solvers |
---|---|---|
| A flag indicating whether intermediate steps appear on the screen.
| fminbnd , fminsearch , fzero , lsqnonneg |
| Check whether objective function values are valid.
| fminbnd , fminsearch , fzero |
| The maximum number of function evaluations allowed. The
default value is | fminbnd , fminsearch |
| The maximum number of iterations allowed. The default
value is | fminbnd , fminsearch |
| Display information on the iterations of the solver.
The default is | fminbnd , fminsearch , fzero |
| Plot information on the iterations of the solver. The
default is | fminbnd , fminsearch , fzero |
| The termination tolerance for the function value. The
default value is | fminsearch |
| The termination tolerance for x.
The default value is | fminbnd , fminsearch , fzero , lsqnonneg |
The number of iterations in an optimization depends on a solver's stopping criteria. These criteria include several tolerances you can set. Generally, a tolerance is a threshold which, if crossed, stops the iterations of a solver.
Tip
Generally, set the |
TolX
is a lower bound on the size
of a step, meaning the norm of (x_{i} – x_{i+1}).
If the solver attempts to take a step that is smaller than TolX
,
the iterations end. Solvers sometimes use TolX
as
a relative bound, meaning iterations end when |(x_{i} – x_{i+1})| < TolX
*(1
+ |x_{i}|),
or a similar relative measure.
TolFun
is a lower bound on the
change in the value of the objective function during a step. If |f(x_{i}) – f(x_{i+1})| < TolFun
,
the iterations end. Solvers sometimes use TolFun
as
a relative bound, meaning iterations end when |f(x_{i}) – f(x_{i+1})| < TolFun
(1
+ |f(x_{i})|),
or a similar relative measure.
MaxIter
is a bound on the number
of solver iterations. MaxFunEvals
is a bound on
the number of function evaluations.
The output
structure includes the number
of function evaluations, the number of iterations, and the algorithm.
The structure appears when you provide fminbnd
, fminsearch
, or fzero
with
a fourth output argument, as in
[x,fval,exitflag,output] = fminbnd(@humps,0.3,1);
The details of each solver's output
structure
are on the function reference pages.
The output
structure is not an option that
you choose with optimset
. It is an optional output
for fminbnd
, fminsearch
,
and fzero
.