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Unformatted text preview: 1. How much software is available and is the software primarily from commercial or academic sources? 2. What is the current state of the art in solving nonlinear programs? 3. What size problems can reasonably be solved? 4. Are nonlinear solvers being used routinely in industry? 5. What are the most popular methods implemented in solvers? 6. What are the standard file formats used for specifying nonlinear problem instances? 7. Are there well-known unsolved problem instances? For this project, you should divide into three groups of two, attempting to concentrate your testing on different areas of nonlinear optimization. Here are suggested topics for the three groups: 1. Unconstrained optimization (quasi-Newton, etc), 2. Interior-point methods, 3. Other constrained methods. This may or may not be a good division of labor, so feel free to adjust as needed....
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- Fall '08