# 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.

## Utilities¶

### Test Functions¶

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