The "run" command does not work in GARDER.

7 views (last 30 days)
A script using Multi Start to search for a global minimum works in MATLAB, but an error appears in GARDER:
Error: You may not use the command(s) run in your code
Why does this happen, and how can you prevent it?
kol101=@(x)x.^2+2*sin(x.^2)+exp(-x);
opts = optimoptions(@fmincon,'Algorithm','sqp');
problem = createOptimProblem('fmincon','objective',...
kol101,'x0',3,'lb',1.2,'ub',4.8,'options',opts);
ms = MultiStart;
[xmin,fmin,flaga] = run(ms,problem,20)
fplot(kol101,[1.2,4.8])
hold on
plot(xmin,fmin,'rp')

Accepted Answer

Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 17 Feb 2024
Edited: Cris LaPierre on 17 Feb 2024
I assume you are refering to MATLAB Grader. Certain commands and functions are not allowed when running code in MATLAB Grader, including run. However, the aim was likley to prevent use of the run function, which would allow users to circumvent restrictions an instructor places on solving a problem.
Ok, that's the why. In your case, you are not using the (very overlaoded) run function. Instead, you are calling an object function of MultiStart. That provides the workaround you need to use MultiStart in Grader. There are two ways to invoke a method (a.k.a. object function), which you can read about here.
  • obj.methodName(arg)
  • methodName(obj,arg)
Use the first syntax with dot notation, and the code will run in Grader
kol101=@(x)x.^2+2*sin(x.^2)+exp(-x);
opts = optimoptions(@fmincon,'Algorithm','sqp');
problem = createOptimProblem('fmincon','objective',...
kol101,'x0',3,'lb',1.2,'ub',4.8,'options',opts);
ms = MultiStart;
[xmin,fmin,flaga] = ms.run(problem,20)
MultiStart completed the runs from all start points. All 20 local solver runs converged with a positive local solver exitflag.
xmin = 2.0510
fmin = 2.5856
flaga = 1
fplot(kol101,[1.2,4.8])
hold on
plot(xmin,fmin,'rp')

More Answers (0)

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!