# moga

Find constrained minima of a real multi-objective function.

Attention: Valid only with Altair Advanced Optimization Extension

## Syntax

x = moga(@func,x0)

x = moga(@func,x0,A,b)

x = moga(@func,x0,A,b,Aeq,beq)

x = moga(@func,x0,A,b,Aeq,beq,lb,ub)

x = moga(@func,x0,A,b,Aeq,beq,lb,ub,nonlcon)

x = moga(@func,x0,A,b,Aeq,beq,lb,ub,nonlcon,options)

[x,fval,info,output] = moga(...)

## Inputs

`func`- The function to minimize.
`x0`- An estimate of the location of a minimum.
`A`- A matrix used to compute
`A*x`

for inequality contraints. `b`- The upper bound of the inequality constraints
`A*x<=b.`

`Aeq`- A matrix used to compute
`Aeq*x`

for equality contraints. `beq`- The upper bound of the equality constraints
`Aeq*x=beq`

. `lb`- The design variable lower bounds.
`ub`- The design variable upper bounds.
`nonlcon`- The nonlinear constraints function.
`options`- A struct containing options settings.

## Outputs

- x
- The locations of the multi-objective minima.
- fval
- The multi-objective function minima.
- info
- The convergence status flag.
- output
- A struct containing iteration details. The members are as follows:
- Pareto
- A logical matrix indicating which samples belong to the Pareto Front. Each column contains the front information after each function evaluation.
- nfev
- The number of function evaluations (or iterations).
- xiter
- The candidate solution at each function evaluation.
- fvaliter
- The objective function values at each function evaluation.
- coniter
- The constraint values at each function evaluation. The columns will
contain the constraint function values in the following order:
- linear inequality contraints
- linear equality constraints
- nonlinear inequality contraints
- nonlinear equality constraints

## Examples

Plot the function evaluations and Pareto Front for the function
ObjFunc.

```
function obj = ObjFunc(x)
obj = zeros(2,1);
obj(1) = 2*(x(1)-3)^2 + 4*(x(2)-2)^2 + 6;
obj(2) = 2*(x(1)-3)^2 + 4*(x(2)+2)^2 + 6;
end
init = [2; 0];
lowerBound = [1, -5];
upperBound = [5, 5];
options = mogaoptimset('MaxIter', 40, 'Seed', 2017);
[x,fval,info,output] = moga(@ObjFunc,init,[],[],[],[],lowerBound,upperBound,[],options);
obj1 = output.fvaliter(:,1);
obj2 = output.fvaliter(:,2);
scatter(obj1, obj2);
hold on;
obj1P = fval(:,1);
obj2P = fval(:,2);
scatter(obj1P, obj2P);
legend('Function History','Pareto Front');
```

Modify the previous example to pass extra parameters to the objectives function using
a function handle.

```
function obj = ObjFunc(x,p1,p2)
obj = zeros(2,1);
obj(1) = 2*(x(1)-3)^2 + 4*(x(2)-2)^2 + p1;
obj(2) = 2*(x(1)-3)^2 + 4*(x(2)+2)^2 + p2;
end
handle = @(x) ObjFunc(x,7,8);
[x,fval] = moga(handle,init,[],[],[],[],lowerBound,upperBound,[],options);
```

## Comments

moga uses a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm.

See the fmincon optimization tutorial for an example with nonlinear constraints.

Options are specified with mogaoptimset. The defaults are as follows.

- MaxIter: 50
- MaxFail: 20000
- PopulationSize: 0 (the algorithm chooses)
- TolCon: 0.5 (%)
- CrowdDist: 0
- Seed: 0
- Display: 'off'

Unbounded limits design variable limits are not fully supported and are set to -1000 and 1000. Use of large limits is discouraged due to the size of the search area.

To pass additional parameters to a function argument, use an anonymous function.