Discover
(by danilnagy)
Discover is a set of components for connecting Grasshopper models to the Discover optimization platform.
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Discover is a set of components for connecting Grasshopper models to the Discover optimization platform.

To make Discover work, you need to also run a version of the Discover server which can be found here: colidescope.com/discover.

The following components are included in the Discover plugin for Grasshopper:

  • Connect: connects the Grasshopper model to the Discover server.
  • Continuous: gets a set of continuous (decimal number) input parameters from the Discover server.
  • Categorical: gets a set of categorical (whole number) input parameters from the Discover server.
  • Sequence: gets a shuffled list of ordinal values from the server.
  • Objective: sends a numerical value as an objective to the Discover server.
  • Constraint: sends a numerical value as a constraint to the Discover server.
  • Screenshot: captures a screenshot of each design.

To install the components:

  • In Grasshopper, choose File > Special Folders > Components folder. Make sure you delete all earlier versions of Discover.gha if there are any. Save the gha file to that directory.
  • Right-click the file > Properties > make sure there is no "blocked" text
  • Restart Rhino and Grasshopper
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