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## COST - APMonitor Option

## Main.OptionCost History

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COST is multiplied by the ~~FV, ~~MV~~,~~ or CV and the product is included in the objective function to favor maximizing (-) or minimizing (+) that quantity. It is important that the relative magnitude of each term in the objective function is scaled appropriately to ensure that the optimizer achieves a solution that is overall optimal with weighting that ranks the importance of each term. One method to appropriately weight values is to put COST in terms of monetary units.

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COST is multiplied by the MV or CV value and the product is included in the objective function to favor maximizing (-) or minimizing (+) that quantity. It is important that the relative magnitude of each term in the objective function is scaled appropriately to ensure that the optimizer achieves a solution that is overall optimal with weighting that ranks the importance of each term. One method to appropriately weight values is to put COST in terms of monetary units.

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COST is multiplied by the FV, MV, or CV and the product is included in the objective function to favor maximizing (-) or minimizing (+) that quantity. It is important that the relative magnitude of each term in the objective function is scaled appropriately to ensure that the optimizer achieves a solution that is overall optimal with weighting that ~~is specifically desired~~.

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COST is multiplied by the FV, MV, or CV and the product is included in the objective function to favor maximizing (-) or minimizing (+) that quantity. It is important that the relative magnitude of each term in the objective function is scaled appropriately to ensure that the optimizer achieves a solution that is overall optimal with weighting that ranks the importance of each term. One method to appropriately weight values is to put COST in terms of monetary units.

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(:title COST - APMonitor Option:)

(:keywords COST, Optimization, Estimation, Option, Configure, Default, Description:)

(:description Cost weight (+)=minimize, (-)=maximize:)

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Type: Floating Point, Input

Default Value: 0.0

Description: Cost weight: (+)=minimize, (-)=maximize

COST is multiplied by the FV, MV, or CV and the product is included in the objective function to favor maximizing (-) or minimizing (+) that quantity. It is important that the relative magnitude of each term in the objective function is scaled appropriately to ensure that the optimizer achieves a solution that is overall optimal with weighting that is specifically desired.

See also [[http://apmonitor.com/do/index.php/Main/ControllerObjective|Dynamic Control Objectives]]

(:keywords COST, Optimization, Estimation, Option, Configure, Default, Description:)

(:description Cost weight (+)=minimize, (-)=maximize:)

%width=50px%Attach:fv.png %width=50px%Attach:mv.png %width=50px%Attach:cv.png

Type: Floating Point, Input

Default Value: 0.0

Description: Cost weight: (+)=minimize, (-)=maximize

COST is multiplied by the FV, MV, or CV and the product is included in the objective function to favor maximizing (-) or minimizing (+) that quantity. It is important that the relative magnitude of each term in the objective function is scaled appropriately to ensure that the optimizer achieves a solution that is overall optimal with weighting that is specifically desired.

See also [[http://apmonitor.com/do/index.php/Main/ControllerObjective|Dynamic Control Objectives]]