Running the optimization
The Run tab is the last step before running your project's optimization. The Figure 1 below shows its interface and in sequence we will discuss each part.
Figure 1 - Run tab
1. Editing scenario name
At this part is possible to check the saving parameters, such as the Decision Tree where the scenario will be inserted, scenario's name and description.
2. Export to CSV
Allows choosing to export the surfaces to a CSV file and/or the block model, with other options such as: all blocks mined; only mined blocks, coordinates and indices.
3. Time limit
It is possible to indicate a time limit in hours before running a scenario in the “Run” tab as depicted in Fig. 1. The time limit is defined in hours due to the usual complexity of mining projects and by the fact that MiningMath will always try to deliver a reasonable solution.
3.1 How does it work?
Figure 2: MiningMath’s execution schema and time limit evaluation.
The algorithm is designed in such a way that it is able to adjust subsequent iterations once it has identified that the time limit becomes restricted. However, it is important to highlight two aspects of such adjustment:
4. Reports visualization
The lower part of the screen allows you to view the results, in CSV, if the scenario has already been run, inside the software, facilitating strategic decisions.
5. Run button
After everything is checked, just Run the scenario.
6. Progress bar
With the progress bar you can monitor the execution of the scenario and the estimated time it will take to be completely executed, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3 - Progress bar