# Compatibility issue between CONTEXT variable and parameter space CONSTRAINT

See original GitHub issueHi there!

Python 3.8.8 Emukit 0.4.9

I’ve come across an issue when trying to get_next_points with a context variable for a constrained parameter space. My understanding is that the fact to use context variables passes an array of length n-x (for x context variable) to the constraint function. This function, which is expecting an array of length n, in turns causes it to bug.

Below is an exemple that will cause this issue (modifed from the “Emukit - Bayesian Optimization with Non-Linear Constraints” tutorial)

`FIG_SIZE = (12, 8)

from emukit.test_functions import branin_function fcn, space = branin_function()

import numpy as np constraint_radius = 4 constraint_fcn = lambda x: 10 * (-(x[0] - 3)**2 - (x[1] - 7)**2 + constraint_radius ** 2)

optimum = np.array([[-np.pi, 12.275], [np.pi, 2.275], [9.42478, 2.475]])

# evaluate objective on grid to plot

x_1 = np.linspace(-5, 10, 50) x_2 = np.linspace(0, 15, 51) x_1_grid, x_2_grid = np.meshgrid(x_1, x_2) x_all = np.stack([x_1_grid.flatten(), x_2_grid.flatten()], axis=1) y_all = fcn(x_all) y_reshape = np.reshape(y_all, x_1_grid.shape)

# evaluate constraint to plot

theta_constraint = np.linspace(0, 2*np.pi) x_0_constraint = 3 + np.sin(theta_constraint) * constraint_radius x_1_constraint = 7 + np.cos(theta_constraint) * constraint_radius

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt plt.figure(figsize=FIG_SIZE) plt.contourf(x_1, x_2, y_reshape) plt.title(‘Branin Function’) plt.plot(x_0_constraint, x_1_constraint, linewidth=3, color=‘k’) plt.plot(optimum[:, 0], optimum[:, 1], marker=‘x’, color=‘r’, linestyle=‘’) plt.legend([‘Constraint boundary’, ‘Unconstrained optima’]);

import GPy from emukit.model_wrappers import GPyModelWrapper

x_init = np.array([[0, 7], [1, 9], [6, 8]]) y_init = fcn(x_init)

model = GPy.models.GPRegression(x_init, y_init) emukit_model = GPyModelWrapper(model)

from emukit.core.acquisition import Acquisition from emukit.core.constraints import NonlinearInequalityConstraint from scipy.special import expit # expit is scipy’s sigmoid function

constraints = [NonlinearInequalityConstraint(constraint_fcn, 0, np.inf)] space.constraints = constraints

from emukit.bayesian_optimization.acquisitions import ExpectedImprovement ei = ExpectedImprovement(model)

from emukit.bayesian_optimization.loops import BayesianOptimizationLoop from emukit.core.optimization import GradientAcquisitionOptimizer

# Create acquisition optimizer with constraints

acquisition_optimizer = GradientAcquisitionOptimizer(space)

# Make BO loop

bo_loop = BayesianOptimizationLoop(space, emukit_model, ei, acquisition_optimizer=acquisition_optimizer)

# append plot_progress function to iteration end event

bo_loop.get_next_points(results=None,context={‘x2’: 3})`

BTW: I love this package! Good work 😃

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## Top GitHub Comments

@AlbanMor that’s the thing, context variables aren’t available inside constraints at the moment. So the best you can do is to have a global variable that you refer to. In the example:

Admittedly, that’s far from ideal.

@ekalosak that is a possibility, but I’d rather explore ways to solve it first. We just need to find a good way of passing full variables in constraints instead of a context-free ones. It is probably not too hard, and I think can be done by context manager.