# Optimization Problem Types¶

Classes for defining optimization problem objects.

class `DiscreteOpt`(length, fitness_fn, maximize=True, max_val=2)[source]

Class for defining discrete-state optimization problems.

Parameters: length (int) – Number of elements in state vector. fitness_fn (fitness function object) – Object to implement fitness function for optimization. maximize (bool, default: True) – Whether to maximize the fitness function. Set `False` for minimization problem. max_val (int, default: 2) – Number of unique values that each element in the state vector can take. Assumes values are integers in the range 0 to (max_val - 1), inclusive.
class `ContinuousOpt`(length, fitness_fn, maximize=True, min_val=0, max_val=1, step=0.1)[source]

Class for defining continuous-state optimisation problems.

Parameters: length (int) – Number of elements in state vector. fitness_fn (fitness function object) – Object to implement fitness function for optimization. maximize (bool, default: True) – Whether to maximize the fitness function. Set `False` for minimization problem. min_val (float, default: 0) – Minimum value that each element of the state vector can take. max_val (float, default: 1) – Maximum value that each element of the state vector can take. step (float, default: 0.1) – Step size used in determining neighbors of current state.
class `TSPOpt`(length, fitness_fn=None, maximize=False, coords=None, distances=None)[source]

Class for defining travelling salesperson optimisation problems.

Parameters: length (int) – Number of elements in state vector. Must equal number of nodes in the tour. fitness_fn (fitness function object, default: None) – Object to implement fitness function for optimization. If `None`, then `TravellingSales(coords=coords, distances=distances)` is used by default. maximize (bool, default: False) – Whether to maximize the fitness function. Set `False` for minimization problem. coords (list of pairs, default: None) – Ordered list of the (x, y) co-ordinates of all nodes. This assumes that travel between all pairs of nodes is possible. If this is not the case, then use distances instead. This argument is ignored if fitness_fn is not `None`. distances (list of triples, default: None) – List giving the distances, d, between all pairs of nodes, u and v, for which travel is possible, with each list item in the form (u, v, d). Order of the nodes does not matter, so (u, v, d) and (v, u, d) are considered to be the same. If a pair is missing from the list, it is assumed that travel between the two nodes is not possible. This argument is ignored if fitness_fn or coords is not `None`.