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Constrained Nonlinear Optimization in Java

As of 3/13/02 we have not translated a constrained nonlinear optimization program into Java, nor do we know of a high quality public domain, constrained nonlinear optimization program written in Java that is available from some other source. (If you know of such a routine, please contact Steve Verrill at sverrill@fs.fed.us.) However, there are tricks for transforming constrained problems into unconstrained problems. These tricks together with UNCMIN should permit you to attack many constrained nonlinear optimization problems. We discuss some of these tricks in a draft document that is available in LaTeX, postscript, or pdf form.

This is a draft document that has not yet been reviewed. It was written by a user of optimization software rather than by a numerical analyst. It might contain errors. If you detect any, please contact Steve Verrill at sverrill@fs.fed.us.

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