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Lancelot

A Fortran Package for Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization (Release A)

  • A. R. Conn
  • N. I. M. Gould
  • Ph. L. Toint

Part of the Springer Series in Computational Mathematics book series (SSCM, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 1-13
  3. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 14-101
  4. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 102-132
  5. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 133-143
  6. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 144-154
  7. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 155-179
  8. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 180-243
  9. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 244-305
  10. A. R. Conn, N. I. M. Gould, Ph. L. Toint
    Pages 306-306
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 307-332

About this book

Introduction

LANCELOT is a software package for solving large-scale nonlinear optimization problems. This book is our attempt to provide a coherent overview of the package and its use. This includes details of how one might present examples to the package, how the algorithm tries to solve these examples and various technical issues which may be useful to implementors of the software. We hope this book will be of use to both researchers and practitioners in nonlinear programming. Although the book is primarily concerned with a specific optimization package, the issues discussed have much wider implications for the design and im­ plementation of large-scale optimization algorithms. In particular, the book contains a proposal for a standard input format for large-scale optimization problems. This proposal is at the heart of the interface between a user's problem and the LANCE LOT optimization package. Furthermore, a large collection of over five hundred test ex­ amples has already been written in this format and will shortly be available to those who wish to use them. We would like to thank the many people and organizations who supported us in our enterprise. We first acknowledge the support provided by our employers, namely the the Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium), Harwell Laboratory (UK), IBM Corporation (USA), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) and the University of Waterloo (Canada). We are grateful for the support we obtained from NSERC (Canada), NATO and AMOCO (UK).

Keywords

Augmented Lagrangian Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Nichtlineare Optimierung Projected Gradient Software Package Softwarepacket Standard Input Format Standardeingabeformat algorithm algorithms großskalarig linear optimization nonlinear optimization optimization projizierter

Authors and affiliations

  • A. R. Conn
    • 1
  • N. I. M. Gould
    • 2
  • Ph. L. Toint
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentIBM T. J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA
  2. 2.Central Computing DepartmentRutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, OxfordshireUK
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsFacultés Universitaires ND de la PaixNamurBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-12211-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08139-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-12211-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0179-3632
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