Interactive Optimization Systems

Kelevedzhiev, E. & Kirov, N. (1989). Interactive Optimization Systems. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-89-007

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The existing software for nonlinear programming has been designed under two assumptions: that the user is a highly qualified programmer as well as a specialist in optimization, and the software will be utilized on the mainframe computer. Therefore, building application programs and solving real life problems is a rather complicated task. Due to growing popularity of microcomputers, it is necessary to make the optimization software available for users who are specialists in their application domain, but who are not well trained in software engineering.

This paper presents the software system consisting of several modules which allow easy access to a rich library of optimization modules. The basic components of the system constitute tools for definition of the optimization problem using simple mathematical notation as well as symbolic transformation and gradient computation (module SYSTRA), editing numerical data (module EDITA) and interactive control of optimization process (module DIALOG).

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Methodology of Decision Analysis (MDA)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:00
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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