RcppEnsmallen package brings to R a Header-Only C++ Mathematical
Optimization Library for Armadillo.
In particular, Ensmallen is a
templated C++ mathematical optimization library (by the MLPACK team) that provides a simple set of abstractions for writing an
objective function to optimize.
There are a lot of goodies in this release. Portions of the goodies are thanks
to the excellent job done by the Ensmallen Development Team.
For this update, they’ve add the NSGA2 optimizer and addressed a bunch of edge
case bugs. Moreover, portions of this update further improves automation for
releasing new versions of the library. Not to be outdone, on the R integration
end, we’ve added a new GitHub Actions workflow based on Peter Evan’s
that will automatically create a Pull Request that updates the embedded
Ensmallen library when a new release is issued upstream. For in-depth
details, see the news entry for the package below.
RcppEnsmallen news file entry for version v0.2.14.2.1 (2020-09-10)
- Upgraded to ensmallen 2.14.2: “No Direction Home” (2020-09-05)
- Fix implementation of fonesca fleming problem function f1 and f2 type usage and negative signs. (#223)
- Fix release script (remove hardcoded information, trim leading
whitespaces introduced by
wc -lin MacOS) (#216, #220).
- Adjust tolerance for AugLagrangian convergence based on element type (#217).
- Add NSGA2 optimizer for multi-objective functions (#149).
- Update automatic website update release script (#207).
- Clarify and fix documentation for constrained optimizers (#201).
- Fix L-BFGS convergence when starting from a minimum (#201).
- Switch GitHub Actions to use reference tags to always be up-to-date with
CRAN’s check grid (
devel). (#29, #32)
- Added a GitHub Action to automatically create a PR with the new version of Ensmallen when a new release is detected. (#30, #33)