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Subclass for non-linear optimization (NLopt). Calls nloptr::nloptr from package nloptr.

Source

Johnson, G S (2020). “The NLopt nonlinear-optimization package.” https://github.com/stevengj/nlopt.

Details

The termination conditions stopval, maxtime and maxeval of nloptr::nloptr() are deactivated and replaced by the bbotk::Terminator subclasses. The x and function value tolerance termination conditions (xtol_rel = 10^-4, xtol_abs = rep(0.0, length(x0)), ftol_rel = 0.0 and ftol_abs = 0.0) are still available and implemented with their package defaults. To deactivate these conditions, set them to -1.

Dictionary

This Tuner can be instantiated with the associated sugar function tnr():

tnr("nloptr")

Logging

All Tuners use a logger (as implemented in lgr) from package bbotk. Use lgr::get_logger("bbotk") to access and control the logger.

Optimizer

This Tuner is based on bbotk::OptimizerNLoptr which can be applied on any black box optimization problem. See also the documentation of bbotk.

Parameters

algorithm

character(1)

eval_g_ineq

function()

xtol_rel

numeric(1)

xtol_abs

numeric(1)

ftol_rel

numeric(1)

ftol_abs

numeric(1)

start_values

character(1)
Create random start values or based on center of search space? In the latter case, it is the center of the parameters before a trafo is applied.

For the meaning of the control parameters, see nloptr::nloptr() and nloptr::nloptr.print.options().

The termination conditions stopval, maxtime and maxeval of nloptr::nloptr() are deactivated and replaced by the Terminator subclasses. The x and function value tolerance termination conditions (xtol_rel = 10^-4, xtol_abs = rep(0.0, length(x0)), ftol_rel = 0.0 and ftol_abs = 0.0) are still available and implemented with their package defaults. To deactivate these conditions, set them to -1.

Resources

There are several sections about hyperparameter optimization in the mlr3book.

The gallery features a collection of case studies and demos about optimization.

  • Use the Hyperband optimizer with different budget parameters.

Progress Bars

$optimize() supports progress bars via the package progressr combined with a Terminator. Simply wrap the function in progressr::with_progress() to enable them. We recommend to use package progress as backend; enable with progressr::handlers("progress").

Super classes

mlr3tuning::Tuner -> mlr3tuning::TunerFromOptimizer -> TunerNLoptr

Methods

Inherited methods


Method new()

Creates a new instance of this R6 class.

Usage


Method clone()

The objects of this class are cloneable with this method.

Usage

TunerNLoptr$clone(deep = FALSE)

Arguments

deep

Whether to make a deep clone.

Examples

# Hyperparameter Optimization
# \donttest{

# load learner and set search space
learner = lrn("classif.rpart",
  cp = to_tune(1e-04, 1e-1, logscale = TRUE)
)

# run hyperparameter tuning on the Palmer Penguins data set
instance = tune(
  tuner = tnr("nloptr", algorithm = "NLOPT_LN_BOBYQA"),
  task = tsk("penguins"),
  learner = learner,
  resampling = rsmp("holdout"),
  measure = msr("classif.ce")
)

# best performing hyperparameter configuration
instance$result
#>           cp learner_param_vals  x_domain classif.ce
#> 1: -3.005035          <list[2]> <list[1]> 0.05217391

# all evaluated hyperparameter configuration
as.data.table(instance$archive)
#>            cp classif.ce x_domain_cp runtime_learners           timestamp
#>  1: -3.005035 0.05217391  0.04953701            0.005 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  2: -3.005035 0.05217391  0.04953701            0.006 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  3: -3.005035 0.05217391  0.04953701            0.006 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  4: -2.478198 0.05217391  0.08389430            0.005 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  5: -3.531873 0.05217391  0.02925009            0.006 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  6: -2.999767 0.05217391  0.04979868            0.006 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  7: -3.010304 0.05217391  0.04927672            0.007 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  8: -3.004508 0.05217391  0.04956312            0.005 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>  9: -3.005562 0.05217391  0.04951092            0.006 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#> 10: -3.005035 0.05217391  0.04953701            0.007 2023-11-28 14:29:41
#>     batch_nr warnings errors      resample_result
#>  1:        1        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  2:        2        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  3:        3        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  4:        4        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  5:        5        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  6:        6        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  7:        7        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  8:        8        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#>  9:        9        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>
#> 10:       10        0      0 <ResampleResult[21]>

# fit final model on complete data set
learner$param_set$values = instance$result_learner_param_vals
learner$train(tsk("penguins"))
# }