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NOX::LineSearch::Factory Class Reference

Factory to build line search objects derived from NOX::LineSearch::Generic. More...

#include <NOX_LineSearch_Factory.H>

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 Factory ()
 ~Factory ()
< NOX::LineSearch::Generic
buildLineSearch (const Teuchos::RCP< NOX::GlobalData > &gd, Teuchos::ParameterList &params)
 Factory to build a line search object.

Detailed Description

Factory to build line search objects derived from NOX::LineSearch::Generic.


Using a User-Defined Line Search

The user has the option of passing in a user-defined line search. First, they must implement their own line search, deriving from the base class interface NOX::LineSearch::Generic:

   class MyLineSearch : public NOX::LineSearch::Generic {

     // Ctor that takes the standard line search arguments.
     MyLineSearch(const Teuchos::RCP<NOX::GlobalData>& gd,
                  Teuchos::ParameterList& params);



Next they must write a factory to build their object, deriving from the NOX::LineSearch::UserDefinedFactory base class interface:

class MyFactory {
   Teuchos::RCP<NOX::LineSearch::Generic> buildLineSearch(const Teuchos::RCP< NOX::GlobalData > &gd, Teuchos::ParameterList &params)

Then under the "Line Search" parameter sublist, they need to set the method to "User Defined" and register the factory:

using namespace Teuchos; // for RCP and ParameterList
ParameterList& ls_params = p.sublist("Line Search");
RCP<NOX::LineSearch::UserDefinedFactory> ls_facotry = rcp(new MyLineSearchFactory);
ls_params.set("Method", "User Defined");
ls_params.set("User Defined Line Search Factory", ls_factory);

It is critical that the user defined factory be set in the parameter list as a base class type object: NOX::LineSearch::UserDefinedFactory.

Member Function Documentation

Teuchos::RCP< NOX::LineSearch::Generic > buildLineSearch ( const Teuchos::RCP< NOX::GlobalData > &  gd,
Teuchos::ParameterList params 

Factory to build a line search object.

gdA global data pointer that contains the top level parameter list. Without storing this inside the line searchobject, there is no guarantee that the second parameter params will still exist. It can be deleted by the top level RCP.
paramsSublist with line search construction parameters.

Nonmember function to build a line search object.

References Teuchos::ParameterList::get(), Teuchos::rcp(), and TEUCHOS_TEST_FOR_EXCEPTION.

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