Table 5 presents the produced solutions (Sols) by the seven MP value tests for each 1 of the 10 runs per MP value, together with the number of different solutions found and the number of times the optimal solution (Sol4) was found. Given that the number of runs per MP value cannot guarantee statistically safe conclusions, there is no clear evidence of the impact of the MP value on the consistency of finding the optimal solution or the ability to identify many sub-optimal solutions. It seems that values 0.02 and 0.025 satisfy both requirements, leaning more towards the first.

Table 5

The produced solutions by each one of the 7 MP values for each 1 of the 10 runs per MP value, together with the number of solutions identified per MP value and the number of times the optimal solution (Sol4; highlighted in bold) was found per MP value

NrMPSol found for each run (VB4-lo)
Nr of SolsaNr of opt. Solb
Run =12345678910
1 0.010 4 4 4 4 4
2 0.015 4 4
3 0.020 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 0.025 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 0.030 4 4 4 4
6 0.035 4 4 4 4 4
7 0.040 4 4 4
NrMPSol found for each run (VB4-lo)
Nr of SolsaNr of opt. Solb
Run =12345678910
1 0.010 4 4 4 4 4
2 0.015 4 4
3 0.020 4 4 4 4 4 4
4 0.025 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 0.030 4 4 4 4
6 0.035 4 4 4 4 4
7 0.040 4 4 4

aNr of Sols = number of solutions identified.

bNr opt. Sol = number of times the optimal solution (Sol4) was found.

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