Technician

As a technician of the team, this application is only responsible for executing evaluations.

Login

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_team_technician.py

The software will start with this login window:

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where you need to input the server IP (manager’s IP), username and password of the MySQL database, also the specific experiment that manager has created for you to proceed.

Main Interface

After login, the main interface appears, where you can see the current database and execute evaluations.

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Manual Evaluation

If you do not have the performance evaluation program for your problem, you have to evaluate design variables manually. As shown in the figure above, you can manually enter the performance of design variables by clicking Enter performance.

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When entering the performance, you have to first set the number of rows you want to enter. After that, just fill the row numbers and the corresponding performance values. Finally click Save.

In some cases when you have multiple Technician applications in your team running at the same time and you want to avoid evaluation conflict, you can click Lock entry to lock certain rows that you want to evaluate on your own such that the performance of those rows cannot be entered by anyone when they are locked.

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Similarly, you need to first set the number of rows you want to lock and then specify the row numbers and click Save.

After that, when you have finished the evaluation of those rows and you want to release those rows to enter the corresponding performance values, just click Release entry.

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First, set the number of rows you want to release and then specify the row numbers and click Save. Then you should be able to enter the performance values for those rows.

Auto Evaluation

If you have the performance evaluation program for your problem, you can evaluate design variables automatically in this way. In the main interface, switch the mode from Manual to Auto like this:

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Next, click Set program to link your evaluation program to AutoOED.

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After the evaluation program is being set, you can get back to the main interface and click Evaluate for automatically calling the evaluation program to evaluate.

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First, set the number of rows you want to evaluate and then specify the row numbers and click Start to start evaluations.