Software Entry

Welcome to the personal version of AutoOED! This section introduces how to start the software and create experiments for optimization.

Starting the Software

If you directly installed the executable file of the software, then simply double-click the executable file to start. Otherwise, if you installed the software through source code, please run

python run_personal.py

The software will start with this window:

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Managing Experiments

Since users will probably use AutoOED for multiple optimization experiments and maybe for different problems, AutoOED supports experiment management through the three buttons shown in the screenshot above:

  • Create Experiment for creating new optimization experiments.
  • Load Experiment for loading existing experiments that were created before.
  • Remove Experiment for removing existing experiments that are not useful anymore.

Creating Experiments

After clicking Create Experiment, this window will pop up:

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You need to input a name for your new experiment, which cannot be the same as existing experiments. Then, click Create to create the experiment.

Loading Experiments

After clicking Load Experiment, this window will pop up:

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You need to input the name of your existing experiment. Then, click Load to load that experiment.

Removing Experiments

After clicking Remove Experiment, this window will pop up:

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You need to input the name of the experiment you want to remove. Then, click Remove to remove that experiment.

Main Interface

After the experiment is created or loaded, the software will enter its main interface:

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Currently this interface is not showing any optimization status becaus we don’t have the problem initialized yet, You will need to navigate to Building Problem and Building Experiment later on for being able to run the real optimization.