[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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