# get_method_name¶

sherpa.astro.ui.get_method_name()

Return the name of current Sherpa optimization method.

Returns

name – The name of the current optimization method, in lower case. This may not match the value sent to set_method because some methods can be set by multiple names.

Return type

str

get_method()

Return an optimization method.

get_method_opt()

Get the options for the current optimization method.

Examples

>>> get_method_name()
'levmar'


The ‘neldermead’ method can also be referred to as ‘simplex’:

>>> set_method('simplex')
>>> get_method_name()