Features

Single-Objective Optimizers

These are standard optimization techniques that aims to find the optima of a single objective function.

Continuous

Single-objective optimization where the search-space is continuous. Perfect for optimizing various functions.

  • pyswarms.single.global_best - classic global-best Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm with a star-topology. Every particle compares itself with the best-performing particle in the swarm.
  • pyswarms.single.local_best - classic local-best Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm with a ring-topology. Every particle compares itself only with its nearest-neighbours as computed by a distance metric.

Discrete

Single-objective optimization where the search-space is discrete. Useful for job-scheduling, traveling salesman, or any other sequence-based problems.

  • pyswarms.discrete.binary - classic binary Particle Swarm Optimization algorithm without mutation. Uses a ring topology to choose its neighbours (but can be set to global).

Utilities

Test Functions

These functions can be used as benchmark tests for assessing the performance of the optimization algorithm.