I was planning to use Simulated Annealing algorithm (scipy.optimize implementation) to optimise my black-box objective function, but the documentation mentions that the method is
Deprecated in scipy 0.14.0, use basinhopping instead
and proposes to use Basin-hopping algorithm instead. Does it mean that this algorithm outperforms Simulated Annealing in all cases? Why is it claimed to be more performant than SA?