RcppEnsmallen v0. Released - Support for Multiobjective Optimizers!

The 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.

Coming in right after the Fourth of July, we have the second minor release from Ensmallen Development Team. This release contains work done by Nanubala Gnana Sai, who worked extensively on a framework for Multiobjective Optimizers during Google Summer of Code 2021. Sai added MOEA-D/DE Optimizer, ZDT Test Suite, and a lot of foundational changes to support multiobjective optimizers.

As nod to his large contribution, Sai was given the task of releasing the latest version. Part of releasing a new version of an mlpack package is coming up with a creative code name for the release. He settled upon “Pachis Din Me Pesa Double,” which translates to “Money doubled in 25 days”. He chose the name to mirror a famous dialogue scene in the movie “Fir Hera Pheri”. Given the brief time Sai has worked on this project and his thoughts for future work I’m sure he will go on to do some amazing things!

For a full list of changes and more details about Sai’s contributions, please see the news entry for the package update below.

RcppEnsmallen news file entry for version v0. (2021-07-06)

GitHub Changelog

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