randomCriteriaWeights

Provider:RXMCDA
Version:1.0

Description

Generates random (uniformly distributed) and normalized (sum = 1) weights of criteria.

Inputs

(For outputs, see below)

criteria

Description:

A list of criteria. Criteria can be activated or desactivated via the <active> tag (true or false). By default (no <active> tag), criteria are considered as active.

seed

Description:

The seed for the random numbers generator (integer).

GUI information:

  • Parameter values can be defined via the GUI or the XMCDA file, by default via GUI.

  • Name: seed

    The seed for the random numbers generator (integer).

    • Constraint description: An integer value.
    • Type: integer
    • Default value: 1

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: methodParameters

  • Code:

    <methodParameters>
        <parameter
             name="seed"> <!-- REQUIRED  -->
            <value>
                <integer>%1</integer>
            </value>
        </parameter>
    </methodParameters>
    

Outputs

criteriaWeights

Description:

A list of <criterionValue> containing the weight of each of the criteria.

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: criteriaValues

messages

Description:

A list of messages generated by the algorithm.

XMCDA related:

  • Tag: methodMessages

For further technical details on the web service underlying this program, have a look at its documentation here.