goat is an optimization add-on component for Rhino's Grasshopper. It perfectly complements galapagos, David Rutten's evolutionary solver. Relying on gradient-free optimization algorithms, the component pursues a mathematical rigorous approach delivering fast and deterministic results. At every run, goat will yield the same optimal result.
goat is a drop-in replacement for galapagos. It is based on David Rutten's galapagos GUI and interfaces NLopt, a collection of mathematical optimization libraries.
For installation instructions, activation code and tutorials, visit https://www.rechenraum.com/en/goat.html.
Check out our tutorials on Geometry and Optimization for Rhino's Grasshopper.