Sweeps FAQ describes a way of adding prior runs to a new sweep via Web/GUI:
Is there a way to add extra values to a sweep, or do I need to start a new one?
You cannot change the Sweep configuration once a W&B Sweep has started. But you can go to any table view, and use the checkboxes to select runs, then use the Create sweep menu option to create a new Sweep configuration using prior runs.
Hi @avm21, thanks for writing in! This isn’t possible at this moment as this feature is only available through the UI. I can for sure create a feature request if you would like to have this feature available in the future, would you mind explaining to me your use case? Thanks!
My use case is the same as in what the UI feature is for. I first did several manual Runs, then a grid search Sweep or two, and later decided that I want to continue my hyperparameter search using Bayesian optimisation, and I don’t want the previous runs be wasted.
The only difference is that I would like to select relevant Runs for inclusion into the new sweep programmatically, just because I find this more convenient.