Sets the objective and (gradient’*stepdirection) evaluation routine for the line search.


#include "petsctaolinesearch.h" 
PetscErrorCode TaoLineSearchSetObjectiveAndGTSRoutine(TaoLineSearch ls, PetscErrorCode (*func)(TaoLineSearch ls, Vec x, Vec s, PetscReal *f, PetscReal *gts, void *ctx), void *ctx)

Logically Collective

Input Parameters#

  • ls - the TaoLineSearch context

  • func - the objective and gradient evaluation routine

  • ctx - the (optional) user-defined context for private data

Calling sequence of func#

  • ls - the linesearch context

  • x - input vector

  • s - step direction

  • f - function value

  • gts - inner product of gradient and step direction vectors

  • ctx - (optional) user-defined context


Sometimes it is more efficient to compute the inner product of the gradient and the step direction than it is to compute the gradient, and this is all the line search typically needs of the gradient.

The gradient will still need to be computed at the end of the line search, so you will still need to set a line search gradient evaluation routine

Bounded line searches (those used in bounded optimization algorithms) don’t use g’s directly, but rather (g’x - g’x0)/steplength. You can get the x0 and steplength with TaoLineSearchGetStartingVector() and TaoLineSearchGetStepLength()

Some algorithms (lcl, gpcg) set their own objective routine for the line search, application programmers should be wary of overriding the default objective routine.

See Also#

TAO: Optimization Solvers, Tao, TaoLineSearch, TaoLineSearchCreate(), TaoLineSearchSetObjective(), TaoLineSearchSetGradient(), TaoLineSearchUseTaoRoutines()





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