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To set these directives, assign a string specifying their values to the AMPL option `baron_options`

. For example:

ampl: option baron_options 'epsa=1e-5 prfreq=50 filter';

Keywords are followed by a value except those marked

`No value is expected`

in the listing.barstats Report detailed BARON statistics. No is value expected.

deltaa Absolute tolerance used when deltaterm=1 is specified. Default = Infinity.

deltar Relative tolerance used when deltaterm=1 is specified. Default = 1.

deltat Used to specifiy ndeltat, which is used when deltaterm=1 is specified. If deltat > 0, then ndelta = deltat. If deltat < 0, then ndeltat = -deltat times the CPU time for root processing. If deltat = 0, then deltaterm = 0 is assumed. Default = -100.

deltaterm Whether to check for "insufficient progress", which is detected if the objective has not improved by more than min(deltaa, deltar*abs(objective)) after ndelta seconds. See the descriptions of deltaa, deltar, deltat.

epsa BARON's EpsA convergence tolerance (default 1e-6). BARON stops if the current function value f satisfies abs(f - L) <= epsa, where L is the currently best available bound on f.

epsr BARON's EpsR convergence tolerance (default 1e-6). BARON stops if the current function value f satisfies abs(f - L) <= abs(L*epsr), where L is the currently best available bound on f.

filter Allow BARON to use the FilterSD solver. No value is expected. Deprecated: use nlpsol=... instead.

firstloc Whether to stop at the first local solution found: 0 = no (default) 1 = yes.

iisfind Whether to find and return an IIS (irreducible infeasible set of variables and constraints) if the problem is infeasible: 0 = no (default) 1 = yes, using a fast heuristic 2 = yes, using a deletion filtering algorithm 3 = yes, using an addition filtering algorithm 4 = yes, using an addition-deletion filtering algorithm 5 = yes, using a depth-first search algorithm. IIS details are returned in suffix .iis, which assumes one of the values "non" for variables and constraints not in the IIS; "low" for variables or inequality constraint bodies whose lower bounds are in the IIS; "upp" for variables and inequality constraint bodies whose upper bounds are in the IIS; and "fix" for equality constraints that are in the IIS.

iisint Whether to include integer variables in an IIS (see iisfind): 0 = no 1 = yes (default). Binary variables are always excluded.

iisorder How to order constraints when seeking an IIS (see iisfind): -1 = automatic choice 1 = problem order (as in .nl file) 2 = ascending order by degree 3 = descending order by degree >= 4 = random order with seed iis_order.

keepsol Keep BARON's solution files. No value is expected.

lpsolver Choice of LP solver, which matters mainly when there are integer variables: one of cbc (default), cplex, or xpress. The last two must be suitably licensed to be used.

lsolmsg Show solution messages for lsolver. No value is expected.

lsolver Local nonlinear solver that BARON should call. The local solver should have an AMPL interface and, if needed, its own license. Default: use a builtin local solver.

maxiter Maximum number of branch-and-reduce iterations; -1 (the default) means no limit; 0 forces BARON to stop after root-node processing.

maxtime Maximum CPU seconds allowed (default 1000); -1 means no limit.

nlpsol Local nonlinear solvers BARON is allowed to use: sum (mod 16) of 1 ==> IPOPT (builtin) 2 ==> FilterSD (builtin) 4 ==> FilterSQP (builtin) 8 ==> lsolver (if lsolver=... is specified) Default 0 ==> allow all.

numsol Number of near optimal solutions to find. Default = 1; values > 1 imply keepsol and cause suffix .numsol on the objective and problem to be returned.

objbound Return suffixes .obj_lb and .obj_ub on the problem and objective with BARON's final lower and upper bounds on the objective value. No value is expected.

objno objective number: 1 = first (default).

optfile Name of BARON option file (not required). If given, the file should contain name-value pairs, one per line, with the name and value separated by a blank, a colon, or an equal sign, possibly surrounded by white space. The names and possible values are summarized in section 6 of the BARON user manual (baron_manual.pdf). Empty lines and lines that start with # are ignored.

outlev Whether to chatter: 0 ==> no (default), 1 ==> yes.

prfreq Report progress every prfreq nodes (default 1e6).

prloc Whether to report local searches: 0 ==> no (default), 1 = yes.

problem Problem name printed in logfile.

prtime Report progress every prtime seconds (default 30).

scratch Directory for temporary files; will be removed unless keepsol is specified.

sumfile Name of summary file; default = none (not written).

threads Maximum threads to use (default 1) when there are integer variables.

trace Name of BARON "trace" file; none if not specified.

version Single-word phrase: show the current version.

wantsol solution report without -AMPL: sum of 1 ==> write .sol file 2 ==> print primal variable values 4 ==> print dual variable values 8 ==> do not print solution message