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sdo.AnalyzeOptions class

Package: sdo

Analysis options for sdo.analyze


opt = sdo.AnalyzeOptions
opt = sdo.AnalyzeOptions('Method',method_name)


Specify analysis method and method options for sensitivity analysis using sdo.analyze.


opt = sdo.AnalyzeOptions creates an sdo.AnalyzeOptions object and assigns default values to the properties.

To change a property value, use dot notation. For example:

opt = sdo.AnalyzeOptions;
opt.Method = 'StandardizedRegression';
opt.MethodOptions = 'Ranked';

opt = sdo.AnalyzeOptions('Method',method_name) sets the value of the Method property to method_name.

Input Arguments


Method name, specified as one of the following values: 'Correlation', 'PartialCorrelation', 'StandardizedRegression', or 'All',

For example, method_name = 'PartialCorrelation'.

To use multiple methods, specify method_name as a cell array.

For information about each method, see the Method property description.



Analysis method used by sdo.analyze, specified as one of the following or a cell array containing a subset of the following:

  • 'Correlation' — Calculates the correlation coefficients, R. Use to analyze how a model parameter and the cost function outputs are correlated.

    R is calculated as follows:


    x and y are the input arguments of sdo.analyze.

    R values are in the [-1 1] range. The (i,j) entry of R indicates the correlation between x(i) and y(j).

    • R(i,j) > 0 — Variables have positive correlation. The variables increase together.

    • R(i,j) = 0 — Variables have no correlation.

    • R(i,j) < 0 — Variables have negative correlation. As one variable increases, the other decreases.

  • 'PartialCorrelation' (Requires a Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox™ license) — Calculates the partial correlation coefficients, R. Use to analyze how a model parameter and the cost function are correlated, adjusting to remove the effect of the other parameters.

    R is calculated using partialcorri (Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox) in the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox software.

  • 'StandardizedRegression' — Calculates the standardized regression coefficients, R. Use when you expect that the model parameters linearly influence the cost function.

    R is calculated as follows:


    Consider a single sample (x1,...,xNp) and the corresponding single output, y. bx is the regression coefficient vector calculated using least squares assuming a linear model y^=b0+i=1Npb^xixi. R standardizes each element of bx by multiplying it with the ratio of the standard deviation of the corresponding x sample (σx) to the standard deviation of y (σy).

  • 'All' — The software calculates results for all applicable combinations of Method and MethodOptions. This option may be time consuming if you have a large sample set with many parameters and many different cost/constraint outputs.

For x (Ns-by-Np) and y (Ns-by-Nc), all the methods calculate R as an Np-by-Nc table. Here Ns is the number of samples, Np is the number of model parameters, and Nc is the number of cost/constraint function evaluations.

Default: 'Correlation'


Analysis method option that sdo.analyze uses, specified as one of the following values:

  • 'Linear' — Pearson analysis.

    Applicable for all methods.

  • 'Ranked' — Ranked transformation or Spearman analysis.

    Applicable for all methods.

  • 'Kendall' — Kendall’s tau.

    Applicable when Method is specified as 'Correlation'.

  • 'AllApplicable' — Computes each applicable combination of Method and MethodOptions.

    Applicable when Method is specified as 'All'.

For more information about these options, see Analyze Relation Between Parameters and Design Requirements.

Default: 'Linear'

Copy Semantics

Value. To learn how value classes affect copy operations, see Copying Objects.


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opt = sdo.AnalyzeOptions;
opt.Method = 'PartialCorrelation';
opt.MethodOptions = 'Ranked';