I am having trouble in determining an appropriate value for Jsprit.Parameter.FIXED_COST_PARAM, which is used in this equation as weight_deltaFixCost.
As stated in the paper, the impact of FIXED_COST_PARAM (alpha in the paper) on the solution is very great. They tested with a few values between 0 and 2, but they did not indicate what an appropriate value would be.
I guess it would differ from case to case, but I wonder if it has been tested against benchmark cases and if there would be a general “good” value for it? Or what do you think might be a “good” value based on your experiences?
I have been using 1.0, but have been wondering if there could be a more appropriate value.