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Integer programming regards optimization problems, where one seeks to find integer values for a set of unknowns, that optimizes the objective function. A common subset of this type of problems are integer linear programming problems, where all inequalities, equalities and the objective function are ...

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Combinatorial optimization problem involving infinite spin system

In material science research, I am developing an algorithm to solve an infinite combinatorial optimization problem which I believe is the most natural problem when the system size goes to infinity. ...
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Generalized assignment problem with no integrality gap

Suppose I am solving the generalized assignment problem, so that I am given matrices $U$ and $W$ and a vector $c$ (all three of which have, say, positive entries), and I want to solve ...
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Speed up Linear programming

I have a linear programming problem like this: minimize $c^t X$ under the constraint that $AX \ge b$. I will need to solve this linear programming problem online many times. I need it to be as fast ...
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Find base of kernel with as many 0 as possible

I have a 400x132 rectangular matrix with only 0 and 1. I am looking for the linear combinations of the columns of the matrix that sum to 0. For example C1 + C2 - C3 = 0. I want to find the linear ...
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Reference request: Edmond's Algorithm for integer hull

I'm looking for a good reference for the algorithm (supposedly by Edmonds) to compute the integer hull of a polytope, not by cutting plane methods but by starting with a set of integer points and then ...
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Both NP-hard but different [closed]

What's the fundamental difference between the Knapsack problem and the travelling salesman (TSP) problem both of which are NP-hard, while the reality is that TSP could be solved much much faster?
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polynomial 0,1 integer programming

IS there a mathematical optimization branch that explicitly tries to optimize this (type) problem? $$\eqalign{ & \min \cr & \sum\limits_{i = 1}^N {(J*s[i] + {J_1}*s[i]*s[i + 1] + ...
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Mixed integer programming formulation for Ising model

I want to implement a minimisation on a 2D spin Ising model with 30x30 grid. The spin variables is 0,1 and the objective is to minimize the sum of products of spins. For simplicity, I only include NN ...
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What is the probability of interpolating the Tutte polynomial of a planar graph from the values at the two hyperbolas?

The Tutte polynomial is a bivariate polynomial with positive integer coefficient which is a graph invariant and can be defined recursively. Evaluating it is $\#P$-complete even when restricted to ...
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Approximate solution to large mixed integer programming problem

What are the available approaches to find an approximate solution to a large mixed integer programming problem? I ran my problem in the Gurobi MIP solver. It can find a feasible solution in ...
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Choice of MIP (mixed integer programming) solver

I would start using MIP solver for the research on the tiling. I know (heard of) the open source solver jump: https://github.com/JuliaOpt/JuMP.jl and also the gold standard solver from IBM cplex. ...
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Name search for special Linear Integer Program

I am looking for a name for the following question in literature! (and if you know it, then it would be great) I couldn't find it and due to wide audience here, presumably you know more. Thank you ...
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integrality of a linear program — binary equality constaints

Consider the following linear program: $\left\{ \begin{array}{l} \underset{x}{max} \;\;c^Tx\\ [I, \;B]x = \mathbf{1}\\ x\geq 0 \end{array} \right.$ where $c$ is a vector ...
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Finding closest point to a set of circles

My requirement is to find the point closest to three circles. So lets say the three circles are C1, C2, C3. I want to find the point in the space such that the SUM of its distance from C1, C2 and C3 ...
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Linear system with many solutions from a finite set

Basically I am looking for a linear system with many solutions from a finite set. Choose a finite set of rationals $S$ and fix positive integer $k$. Let $A$ be a linear system with $n$ variables ...
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Are there any known bounds on the value of solutions of linear integer programming?

Given a linear objective function and a system of linear constraints; are there any known bounds on the values of (positive) integral solutions in terms of the coefficient matrix of the constraints? ...
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Multi-objective set-cover optimisation problem

I'm looking for an algorithm to solve the following multi-objective set-cover problem. We start with a 'universe' (set) of items $\mathcal{U}$, along with a partitioning $P = \{p_0,\ldots,p_m\}$ ...
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Find the optimal set of subsets

Consider a set of $N$ individuals and let their distance be given by $R$, a $N\times N$ matrix. In that, $R(1,2)$ is the distance between individual 1 and 2. Now lets say that I want to separate the ...
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Finding the maximum of a multivariate polynomial of degree one

I need to find the global maximum of the function \begin{align} f\left(x\right) & = p_1 \max\left(\sum a_{1i} x_{1i}, \sum b_{1i} x_{1i}\right) - \sum c_{1i} x_{1i} \\ &+\ldots \\ &+ p_n ...
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Complexity of Nested Linear Optimization

My question is motivated by the fact, that among other ways, it is possible to restrict a variable to two discrete values, e.g. the prototypical $0$ and $1$, via an optimization constraint: ...
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Subtour Elimination in Travelling Salesman Problem using MTZ

I am trying to formulation a problem similar to a Traveling Salesman with Time Window constraints. To eliminate subtours, I need to use some constraint similar to a generalization of MTZ constraints ...
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Simplified knapsack problem

There is a problem that I can not solve. Given a set of items (each item has some integer weight) we have to fill bag with some number of copies of these items, with the only restriction that the ...
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Finding integer points inside of a parallelogram

Suppose $P = \{p_1,\ldots,p_4\} \in \mathbb{R}^2$ defines a quadrilateral (here, specifically, a parallelogram). In the particular case I'm dealing with, I know that there exists at least one point ...
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existence of lattice point in polytope

This question was probably asked before but here goes. I have a convex polytope given by $Ax\leq b$ for a specific integer matrix $A$ and integer vector $b$. I need a simple method/result on how to ...
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Beating Kadane's Algorithm

I am seeking some reference on already existing work for the following problem. Given an $n$-dimensional square matrix $A=DP$ where $D$ is a diagonal and $P$ is a permutation matrix (think of Gaussian ...
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LP constraint enconding

I have an objective function to be maximized $obj(x) = \sum_i \gamma_i x_i$ with $x_i \in \mathbb{R}$ With multiple constraints of the form: $\min_{y \in 0,1} (\sum_{i \in A} \alpha_i x_i + \sum_{i ...
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Separation of Anti-Hole Inequality

Given an undirected graph $G=(V,E)$ with no loops or multiple edges, a stable set is a set of vertices for which no two vertices are adjacent. An induced subgraph $H$ of $G$ is called an odd-antihole ...
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What is the solution to \min_k k \frac{b^k/n}{\lfloor b^k/n \rfloor}

(I've posted this question at Math.SE but got no answer, so I hope I can get a solution here.) This problem looks familiar, but I don't remember its solution: $$ \min_k \ \ \frac{b^k/n}{\lfloor ...
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Area of a lattice polygon in terms of its width

Let $M$ be a lattice polygon on a plane (i.e. its vertices are integer points $(i,j)\in\mathbb Z^2$). Let us define lattice width in a direction $v=(m,n)\in\mathbb Z^2$ as $w_v(M)=\max\limits_{x,y\in ...
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Reference Request for Integer factorization with LP/ILP

Have there been attempts to factor integers with Linear Programming? Searching the internet suggests that for Integer Factorization only Number Theoretic algorithms, like sieves, are taken into ...
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Brute force lattice problems

What are the easiest brute force algorithms for solving closest and shortest vector problems? I want to find an arbitrary, but small ($\lesssim 20$) number of lattice vectors closest to a given ...
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If then condition on mixed linear integer programming [closed]

Hi all. Let $a$ and $b$ be two real variables such that $0 \le a \le a_{max}$ and $0 \le b \le b_{max}$. I must write the following if-then-else condition with linear inequalities: if $a < ...
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LP relaxation for ILP\IP (integer linear programming)

I am familiar with LP relaxation for ILP (or IP). Assume we concern with integer minimization problem, which we formalize using ILP; we then relax the ILP into LP and we say that the LP provides a ...
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$\ell_o$ Minimization (Minimizing the support of a vector)

I have been looking into the problem $\min: \|x \|_0$ subject to$: Ax=b$. $\|x \|_0$ is not a linear function and can't be solved as a linear (or integer) program in its current form. Most of my time ...
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is there a solution to system of linear Diophantine equations?

I have a matrix A \in Z^{n \by m}, where m > n and a vector b \in Z^n. Then, under what conditions does an integer solution exist to the equation Ax = b. Is there a way to bound the norm of the ...
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sum of maxima vs the maximum of the sum

Consider the following integer program $$ \begin{align} \max &\sum\nolimits_{i}\sum\nolimits_{j} U_i(j)\cdot x_{i,j}\\ \text{subject to}& \sum_{i}x_{i,j}\cdot f\left(i,j\right)\leqslant ...
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Maximum subset of set of Integers with minimum distance

Hi, i have a set of integers for example: {0,1,3,100,102} and i am looking for a maximum subset in which all elements have a minimum distance to all elements (or the "next" doesnt matter i guess) for ...
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Matching a binary matrix

Given a MxN 0-1 matrix D, with the property that both M and N are odd numbers its row sums and column sums in the $\mathbb{Z}_2$ field are all equal to the same number (0 or 1). How do we find M ...
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Sherali-Adams relaxation

I am trying to find a book or a paper, which explains, how and why the Sherali-Adams relaxation method works. The original paper (1990) is difficult for me to understand. I need a more basic ...
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Multiple disjoint subset sum problem

Given two sets of nonnegative integer numbers: $X = {x_1, x_2, ... x_n}$ $Y = {y_1, y_2, ... y_m}$ Need to find partition of $X$ on $m$ disjoint subsets, such as sum of elements in $i$-th subset ...
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0,1 solution to system of linear integer equations.

I have the following problem: $A x = b$ where $A, b$ - $m \times n$-maxtrix and $m$-vector of nonnegative intgers (respectivelly). $x \in \{0,1\}^n $ - vector of binary variables, which need to be ...
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Lattice points close to a line

Take a sheet of grid paper and draw a straight line in any direction from the origin. What is the closest non-zero grid point $\boldsymbol{p}\in\mathbb{Z}^2$ within a distance $\epsilon>0$ of the ...
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Question on non-linear parametric mixed integer program

I am trying to solve a mixed integer minimization problem, where there are a number of parameters, and there are products of parameters with variables appearing in the objective function. I assume ...
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Partially optimal solutions in integer linear programming

Linear programs with a totally unimodular system matrix are known to have an optimal integer point. They are therefore solvable via relaxing the integer constraints to intervals. An other interesting ...
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Some weird “system” of inequalities in nonnegative integers.

Suppose I have a bunch of nonnegative integers $(a_{ijkl})_{1 \leq i \leq j \leq k \leq l \leq 17}$ such that for all 17-tuples nonnegative integers $w_t$ (for $1 \leq t \leq 17$) we have that ...
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Minimum distance between adjacent concentric circles that cross integer lattice points

This problem looks simple, but I searched around and couldn't find any similar problems or related resources. Hope someone could provide a clue or at least a hint of what class of prolbems it belongs ...
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Representing integer points inside a polytope using a unit hypercube

Let $D\subset\mathbb{Z}\times\mathbb{Z}$ such that $D$ is formed by the points bounded by a convex polytope. Let $f:D\to\mathbb{R}$ defined by $f(x,y)=ax+by+c$, where $a,b,c\in\mathbb{R}$ and ...
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Spectral analysis of sparse symmetric integer matrices

Hi all, A project I'm currently working on requires me to compute the eigenvectors / eigenvalues of sparse symmetric integer matrices. This is needed in the context of Principal Component Analysis. I ...
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Knapsack Constraint

I'm trying to implement a recursive algorithm that I came up with that first solves the knapsack for a given objective and then cuts off the solution and then finds the next best solution. However, I ...
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Domination in Nice Lattices

Let an integer vector be nice when it has only two nonzero components, which sum to zero. So (0, 0, 3, 0, -3) and (-1, 0, 1, 0, 0) are examples of nice vectors in $n=5$ dimensions. Call a lattice ...