ICAPS 2020 Tutorial
Evaluating Planners with Downward Lab

Jendrik Seipp
ICAPS 2020, online
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 21:00-23:00 CEST


Downward Lab simplifies comparing planning algorithms experimentally on a single machine or on a computer cluster. Its primary use case is running experiments for planners built on top of Fast Downward, but it is also used for other classical and probabilistic planners. In this tutorial, I will explain how to set up experiments and make reports, talk about best practices for experimentation with Downward Lab and present solutions to common issues. The tutorial assumes basic familiarity with Python.