cave.reader.conversion.base_converter module

class cave.reader.conversion.base_converter.BaseConverter[source]

Bases: object

BaseConverter to inherit new converters from. This is the preferred method to create support for new file-formats. Please note, that you will need to implement the convert-method, which has to return a dictionary as specified. You can pass additional (arbitrary) python objects to CAVE by simply placing them in the returned dictionary. All custom key-value pairs in the dictionary will be available in CAVE’s RunsContainer as a dictionary RunsContainer.share_information.

convert(folders, ta_exec_dirs=None, output_dir=None, converted_dest='converted_input_data')[source]

Convert specific format results into SMAC3-format.

  • folders (List[str]) – list of parallel configurator-runs (folder paths!)

  • ta_exec_dirs (List[str]) – only if you need to load instances, this is the path(s) from which the paths in the scenario are valid

  • output_dir (str) – path to CAVE’s output-directory

  • converted_dest (str) – optional, this will be the parent folder in CAVE’s output in which the converted runs (in SMAC-format) are saved, if not specified, will use temporary folders



  original_folder : dict{
    'new_path' : converted_folder_path,
    'config_space' : config_space,
    'runhistory' : runhistory,
    'validated_runhistory' : validated_runhistory,
    'scenario' : scenario,
    'trajectory' : trajectory,

in addition, the result-dictionary can contain any number of arbitrary key-value pairs, that will be available in CAVE’s RunsContainer

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