Sequential optimization - how to tell guild which function to minimize?

I am looking through the documentation for the sequential optimizers, but I am confused about how to tell guild which function to minimize and which objective value to use.

Looking through the skopt docs for the gp optimizer what I essentially need to know is how do I specify the func parameter? Did I miss something in the docs?

You specify the scalar name to maximize or minimize. E.g. if you want to maximize a scalar named ‘auc’:

guild run -o gp --maxmimize auc

Or are you asking about the ipy interface?

That was it - thx!

Maybe it was just me, but couldn’t find that in the docs. But this works

Ah, indeed - that was missing from the docs. Fixed! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!