Manual Page for Command >>>> STEP


Syntax
>>>> STEP: max_step

Parent Command
>>> ANNEAL

Subcommand
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Description
This command defines an iteration for Simulated Annealing minimization based on the number of successful steps or total number of steps as defined by max_step. After each iteration is completed, the temperature is reduced according to the annealing schedule (see command >>>> SCHEDULE). An iteration is completed and the annealing temperature reduced if:

(1) the total number of successful and unsuccessful steps reaches max_step, or

(2) (0.2 * max_step) successful steps have been performed

Example
> COMPUTATION
>> OPTION
>>> Simulated ANNEALing
>>>> maximum number of ITERATIONS: 100
>>>> maximum number of STEPS per ITERATION: 50
>>>> annealing SCHEDULE: 0.9
>>>> initial TEMPERATURE: -0.02
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See Also
>>>> SCHEDULE


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