A fast parameter sampler and optimiser based on differential evolution.
This is the development page for the Diver project. Diver will be released in tandem with GAMBIT.
Diver is a differential evolution sampler, designed primarily for mapping and optimising likelihood functions, but easily applicable to any optimisation problem.
A full description of the package and the stastical framework behind it can be found in the GAMBIT ScannerBit paper:
If you write a paper that uses Diver, please cite this paper.
Diver releases can be obtained as tarballs from Hepforge. The latest and greatest version, along with a full revision history, can always be found in the git repository. Compilation and usage instructions, as well as a number of example programs, can be found in the code release.