**Parent Command**`
>>> ANNEAL`

**Subcommand**`
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**Description**

This command limits the maximum number of iterations performed by the Simulated
Annealing minimization algorithm. An iteration is completed if:

(1) the maximum number of steps mstep on a temperature level is reached
(see command `>>>> STEP`

(2) the objective function has been reduced 0.2*mstep times

Each iteration is followed by a reduction of the control parameter tau
(temperature) according to the annealing schedule (see command `>>>> SCHEDULE).`

**Example**`
> COMPUTATION
>> OPTION
>>> Simulated ANNEALing
>>>> maximum number of ITERATIONS: 100
>>>> maximum number of STEPS per ITERATION: 50
>>>> annealing SCHEDULE: 0.95
>>>> initial TEMPERATURE: -0.02
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**See Also**`
>>>> STEP (a) |
>>>> SCHEDULE
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