class atomica.optimization.AtMostMeasurable(measurable_name, t, threshold, pop_names=None)[source]

Bases: atomica.optimization.Measurable

Enforce quantity is below a value

This Measurable imposes a penalty if the quantity is larger than some threshold The initial points should be ‘valid’ in the sense that the quantity starts out below the threshold (and during optimization it will never be allowed to cross the threshold).

Typically, this Measurable would be used in conjunction with other measurables - for example, optimizing one quantity while ensuring another quantity does not cross a threshold.

The measurable returns np.inf if the condition is violated, and 0.0 otherwise.




Return cached baseline values


Return objective value


Return cached baseline values

Similar to get_hard_constraint, sometimes a relative Measurable might be desired e.g. ‘Reduce deaths by at least 50%’. In that case, we need to perform a procedure similar to getting a hard constraint, where the Measurable receives an initial Model object and extracts baseline data for subsequent use in get_objective_val.

Thus, the output of this function is paired to its usage in get_objective_val.




The value to pass back to the Measurable during optimization

get_objective_val(model, baseline)[source]

Return objective value

This method should return the _unweighted_ objective value. Note that further transformation may occur

  • model – A Model object after integration

  • baseline – The baseline variable returned by this Measurable at the start of optimization


A scalar objective value