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### Why are optimization problems called “programming”?

Why are optimization problems often called programs?
linear programming
geometric programming
convex programming
Integer programming
...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

547 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

68 views

### About the suboptimality of linear estimators

Let $X$ be a random variable and $N$ a Gaussian noise independent from $X$. We observe $Y=X+N$ and want to estimate $X$ based on $Y$ to minimize the mean square error $mmse(X|Y):=E(\hat X(Y)-X)^2$.
...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

178 views

### A linear optimization problem on a graph

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a finite graph and let $f$ be any positive function defined on the vertices. Put weights on the vertices $v_{i}$, way $w_{i}$ so that $\sum_{i=1}^{n}w_{i}\leq 1$. Assume that every ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

223 views

### For interior point methods of linear programming, what is the “L” in the computational complexity $\mathcal{O}(n^3 L)$?

My question is about interior point methods of linear programming. Suppose the constraint matrix $A$ has $m$ rows and $n$ columns, and $m<n$. The state-of-the-art methods, like primal dual interior ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

124 views

### Interior point optimisation using big M for L1 norm on linear system using Dikin's Affine method

I am a 4th year undergrad surveying student studying computations, specifically $L_{1}$ norm minimisation of residuals in large data sets. To start with (and probably to finish with) I'm using a set ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

256 views

### point in polytope

Suppose I have the convex hull $P$ of a finite collection of points in $\mathbb{R}^d,$ and I want to see whether a point $p$ is contained in $P.$ This is a standard (some would say the standard linear ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

923 views

### eigen-decomposition solution? is it unique?

Assume an N*N covariance matrix (Q) which is a positive definite matrix. The decoder X is assumed to be N*s, where s<=N. X is calculated to be s eigenvectors corresponding to s minimum eigenvalues. ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

577 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

198 views

### Equal maximum and minimum in a large-scale linear programming

For a linear optimization of an integral (with integral constraints), I perform a linear programming for the equivalent series. Maximum and minimum of the LP problem tend to be equal as I increase the ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

174 views

### Explicit formula for an LMI solution

Suppose we have a linear matrix inequality (aka LMI aka spectahedron aka linear matrix pencil):
$$A_{0}+x_{1}A_{1}+x_{2}A_{2}+\ldots+x_{m}A_{m} \succeq 0.$$
(The notation $X \succeq Y$ means that ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

29 views

### In what paper was the shrinkage parameter introduced to the nelder-mead simplex direct search algorithm?

I have read lots of papers referencing a 4th shrinkage parameter when talking about the Nelder Mead Simplex method. However, I cannot see any shrinkage parameter in the flow chart of the original ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

142 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

334 views

### Why does the LP Formulation of the MST Problem need Topology Constraints?

I am looking for an example that demonstrates the necessity of either subtour-elimination or of connectivity constraints in the LP formulation of the MST
In the internet I only could find the LP ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

405 views

### Nonconvex optimization problem

I have a nonconvex optimization problem. It is actually optimizing a linear objective function over a set of linear constraints and a set of nonlinear, non convex constraints.
Is this problem ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

151 views

### Rewrite optimization objective

Hi,
I wanted to ask, under which conditions can one rewrite the optimization objective
$\min_x f(x)\;\;\;s.t.\;\;\;g(x) \leq s$
as
$\min_x g(x)\;\;\;s.t.\;\;\;f(x) \leq t$
I have particular ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

177 views

### Name of operations on two vectors

Suppose we have two vectors $x\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $y\in \mathbb{R}^m$.
I could define the mapping
$$
T: \mathbb{R}^n\times \mathbb{R}^m \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{n\times m}
$$
as follows
$$
T(x,y) = ( ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

189 views

### positive semidefiniteness: a psd matrix substracted by another rank 1 psd matrix

Given that $A$ is a positive semidefinite matrix, $x$ is a vector, $\lambda_0 \in [0, +\infty) $ is a real non-negative number. I want to know the answer to the following optimization problem.
$$
...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

100 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

142 views

### Deducing Linear Inequalities

Let $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_n $ be indeterminates. Denote by $S$ the set of all linear inequalities of the form
$X_{i_1}+X_{i_2}+\ldots+X_{i_k} \geq k,$
with $k \in \{ 1,2,\ldots,n \}$ and $1 \leq i_1< ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

172 views

### Arrangements of hyperplanes

Fix $n>0$ and $X\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$. A function $f:X\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is linear if it is of the form
$$
f(\bar{x})=a_1x_1+\ldots+a_nx_n+b
$$
for some $a_i,b\in\mathbb{R}$.
Suppose we ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

1k views

### What does “Vertex Solution” mean?

Hello!
I come across the word "vertex solution" in the context
" We can also assume that x and y are vertex solutions,so that the sequence {x,y} remains in a finite set."
Could anybody know any ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

78 views

### Big eigenvalues of a special stochastic matrix

Given a matrix $M$ of size $n\times n,$ we write its different eigenvalues by $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_m$ with $m\leq n$ such that $|x_1|>|x_2|>|x_3|>\cdots|x_m|,$ and call $x_2\doteq ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

1k views

### Inverse of a totally unimodular matrix

A unimodular matrix $M$ is a square integer matrix having determinant $+1$ or $−1$.
A totally unimodular matrix (TU matrix) is a matrix for which every square non-singular submatrix is unimodular. A ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

750 views

### Maximizing supermodular functions

I have a real supermodular objective function which I want to maximize with constraint. The constraint is on the size, like |A|=k .
I am wondering if anyone can give me more information about a ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

47 views

### Put positive polynomial in finite intersection of half-spaces

This is a cross-posting of a MSE question (which did not attract any attention there so far).
Denote by $V={\mathcal P}_{n,d}$ the space of polynomials in $n$ variables with degree at most $d$, ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

106 views

### Fastest 'Oracle' Algorithm for satisfying a single linear constraint on a convex set?

In this paper by Arora, Hazan, and Kale (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arora/pubs/MWsurvey.pdf) a method is given for using the Multiplicative Weights Update algorithm to quickly solve Linear Programs ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

412 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

536 views

### Finding a point farthest away from $k$ points in a polygon

There are $k$ points placed inside a polygon and I am interested in finding a point inside the polygon (not necessarily on its boundary) who's minimum distance to any of the $k$ points is maximized.
...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

738 views

### Efficient algorithm finding 'a' solution of system of linear inequalities

I'm working on rational number field $\mathbb{Q}$.
Is there an efficient algorithm finding a solution of system of linear inequalities?
In many computer algebra systems like Sage or Maple,
there ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

147 views

### complexity of finding optimal matchings of given fixed size

It is known, that maximal matchings (i.e. matchings with the maximal number of edges) and optimal matchings (i.e. matchings for which the sum of edge weights is optimal) can be calculated in ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

856 views

### Robust optimization in matlab using fmincon [closed]

I am trying to implement the following optimization (from this paper) in Matlab using fmincon:
$\min_\omega\omega'\Sigma\omega$ subject to $\min_Ur_p \geq r_0$
where $\Sigma$ is a positive definite ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

853 views

### Find edge weights that fit given node weights

Let $G = (V,E)$ be a connected simple graph (unweighted, undirected, no selfloops) on $n$ nodes.
Let $\mathbf{d} := (d_1, d_2, ..., d_n) \in \mathbb{R}_{>0}^n$ be a vector of arbitrary given node ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

1k views

### Schur complement and negative definite matrices

Hello,
My question regards to the Schur complement lemma. Consider the matrix $M=\left( \begin{array}{cc}
A & B\\\
B^T & C \end{array}\right)
$.
According to the lemma $M\geq0$ iff $C>0$ ...

**14**

votes

**2**answers

941 views

### Is the tensor product of polyhedra a polyhedron?

Conventions: A polytope in a finite-dimensional $\mathbb R$-vector space $V$ is defined to be a convex hull of finitely many points in $V$. A polyhedron in a finite-dimensional $\mathbb R$-vector ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

107 views

### Matrix Minimax problem

I have the equation $\Sigma_k(M_k{p_k})V=EV$, where the $M_k$ are n*n real Hermitian matrices, $V$ is a n*n eigenvector matrix, $E$ a dim-n energy eigenvector and the $p_k$ scalar parameters. The ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

292 views

### How to implement linear constraints that include several absolute values

Dear all,
I am trying to implement a linear constraint that includes several absolute values in the form: Abs(A) + Abs(B) + Abs(C) + Abs(D) + ... = 1
Since the minimization problem includes quite a ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

899 views

### Finding linearly independent columns of a large sparse rectangular matrix

I have a problem that necessitates solving a large non-negative least-squares
problem. My matrix A is large, sparse, highly rectangular (num rows >> num cols)
and nearly binary. However, A is not ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

502 views

### Bounding the minimal maximum norm of a solution of a linear system.

I would be grateful for pointing me out a reference to some general bound on the $\ell_{\infty}$ norm of a solution of a linear system. To be specific, suppose that we have an underdetermined linear ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

364 views

### relation between solution of a linear program and its perturbation

I have a linear program over a finite set of points $(x_1, x_2,\ldots, x_m)\in\mathbb{R}^n$:
$$
\max_j c' x_j
$$
Suppose the solution of this LP is obtained at a point $x_{j_1}$, which is a vertex ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

688 views

### Nonstandard Hessian approximations in Gauss-Newton

The Gauss-Newton algorithm optimizes functions
$$
E(x) = \sum f(x)^2
$$
by approximating f as (locally) linear, in which case the Hessian of $E$ is approximated as
$$
H = 2 \sum {J_f}^T J_f
$$
Now ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

186 views

### Levenberg-Marquadt near the minima for non-zero-residual problems

I'm using the LM algorithm to do gradient descent in a model fitting context. I'm minimizing:
$$
c(x) = \sum ( f_i(x) - y_i )^2
$$
I'm noticing that after a few steps when I'm close to the minima, I ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

113 views

### Is it possible to represent non-linear ranking type constraints as equivalent linear constraints?

I have formulated a linear program with binary indicator variables $z_i(a)$ which is equal to $1$ if the $i^{th}$ document is of rank $a$ and $0$ otherwise.
The other variables in the linear ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

94 views

### Gauss-Newton for quotient functions

I'm optimizing a function of the form
$$
\sum \frac{ \|\mathbf{f_i}(x)\|^2 }{ g_i(x)^2 + h_i(x)^2 }
$$
where $x$ is a real vector, $\mathbf{f}(x)$ is a real vector, and $g(x)$ is a scalar. My first ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

341 views

### Results for minimizing the norm w.r.t a unitary matrix

Suppose $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$, $B,U \in \mathbb{R}^n\times\mathbb{R}^n$ and $U$ a unitary matrix. Define $g_{U}(x) = || BUx||$ where $||.||$ is some norm or norm-ish function on $\mathbb{R}^n$ (not ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

4k views

### 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 < ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

180 views

### A linear program related question

Dear all, recently, I encountered the following problem. It is closely related to the order of growth for UMD constants of all $n$-dimensional Banach lattice.
Let $\alpha^k \in (\alpha_1^k, ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

72 views

### Computing maximum point for minimal function of a family of linear functions

Let $x \in S^n $ where $S^n = ${$ [x_1,x_2,...,x_{n+1}]\in \mathbb{R}^{n+1} \mid x \ge 0 , \sum x_i = 1 $} and let $f_i : I^n \to \mathbb{R}$ be a finite $m$-sized family of LINEAR functions such ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

110 views

### Cascading minimization problems

Hi all. Suppose I have a linear programming problem on the vector variable $x$ that has many solutions and let $U$ be the set of these solutions. Suppose I have a second LP problem on $y \in U$. ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

790 views

### linear programming with OR restrictions

Hi all. I have a linear program with the restriction that every variable can be zero or greater than or equal to a positive constant. That is:
minimize: $w^Tx$
subject to: $Ax=b$, $Cx \le d$ and for ...