[graph-tool] About speed, epsilon and wait

Tiago de Paula Peixoto tiago at skewed.de
Thu Jan 16 12:53:03 CET 2020

Am 16.01.20 um 10:45 schrieb Davide Cittaro:
> Hello Tiago, 
> thanks for the answer
>> On 16 Jan 2020, at 10:40, Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de> wrote:
>> The difference between the epsilon in mcmc_equilibrate() and in
>> hiearchy_minimize() is explained in the documentation.
> Indeed, but I wanted to know how the epsilon in the hiearchy_minimize affects speed. I guess I'll run some tests.
> Best, 

No, it will not. From the documentation:

    epsilon: ``float`` (optional, default: ``1e-8``)
        Only replace levels if the description length difference
        is above this threshold.

This is about numerical precision, nothing else. Most of the time you
should leave this parameter alone.

Tiago de Paula Peixoto <tiago at skewed.de>

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