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BayesOpt: A Bayesian Optimization Library for Nonlinear Optimization, Experimental Design and Bandits

Research paper by Ruben Martinez-Cantin

Indexed on: 28 May '14Published on: 28 May '14Published in: Computer Science - Learning



Abstract

BayesOpt is a library with state-of-the-art Bayesian optimization methods to solve nonlinear optimization, stochastic bandits or sequential experimental design problems. Bayesian optimization is sample efficient by building a posterior distribution to capture the evidence and prior knowledge for the target function. Built in standard C++, the library is extremely efficient while being portable and flexible. It includes a common interface for C, C++, Python, Matlab and Octave.