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Optimization software guide. (English) Zbl 0830.65050
Frontiers in Applied Mathematics. 14. Philadelphia, PA: SIAM, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. xii, 154 p. (1993).
There are two parts to this book. Part I gives a brief overview of the problems and methods of numerical optimization. The main categories are discussed: unconstrained, box-constrained, linear and quadratic programming, linear and nonlinear constraints, network problems, integer programming. In Part II many of the available optimization software packages are described, both free and commercial. The scope of each package, and the underlying method, is presented at a useful, practical level. In addition, addresses, contacts, and references are supplied. This is an up-to-date and timely resource; a very useful reference.

MSC:
65K05 Numerical mathematical programming methods
65-00 General reference works (handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.) pertaining to numerical analysis
90-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to operations research and mathematical programming
90C30 Nonlinear programming
90C05 Linear programming
90C20 Quadratic programming
65Y10 Numerical algorithms for specific classes of architectures
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