Running FitBenchmarking

Once installed, issuing the command


will run the NIST test example on SciPy minmizers.

Running alternative problems

Other problems written in a supported file format can be analyzed with FitBenchmarking by passing the path using the --problem-sets (or -p) option. Some example problems can be downloaded from Benchmark problems, and they can also be found in the fitbenchmarking/examples directory of the code.

For example, to run the NIST low difficulty set from the base directory of the source, type into the terminal:

fitbenchmarking -p examples/benchmark_problems/NIST/low_difficulty

Changing the options

An options file can also be passed with the -o argument. For example, the template file can be run by issuing the command

fitbenchmarking -o examples/options_template.ini \
-p examples/benchmark_problems/NIST/low_difficulty

Details about how the options file must be formatted are given in FitBenchmarking Options.

Running fitbenchmarking -h will give more guidance about available commands, including examples of how to run multiple problem sets.