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Penalty/barrier multiplier algorithm for semidefinite programming
 Optimization Methods and Software
"... We present a generalization of the Penalty/Barrier Multiplier algorithm for the semidefinite programming, based on a matrix form of Lagrange multipliers. Our approach allows to use among others logarithmic, shifted logarithmic, exponential and a very effective quadraticlogarithmic penalty/barrier f ..."
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We present a generalization of the Penalty/Barrier Multiplier algorithm for the semidefinite programming, based on a matrix form of Lagrange multipliers. Our approach allows to use among others logarithmic, shifted logarithmic, exponential and a very effective quadraticlogarithmic penalty/barrier functions. We present dual analysis of the method, based on its correspondence to a proximal point algorithm with nonquadratic distancelike function. We give computationally tractable dual bounds, which are produced by the Legendre transformation of the penalty function. Numerical results for largescale problems from robust control, robust truss topology design and free material design demonstrate high efficiency of the algorithm. 1
A polynomial primaldual Dikintype algorithm for linear programming
 FACULTY OF TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
, 1993
"... In this paper we present a new primaldual affine scaling method for linear programming. The method yields a strictly complementary optimal solution pair, and also allows a polynomialtime convergence proof. The search direction is obtained by using the original idea of Dikin, namely by minimizing t ..."
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In this paper we present a new primaldual affine scaling method for linear programming. The method yields a strictly complementary optimal solution pair, and also allows a polynomialtime convergence proof. The search direction is obtained by using the original idea of Dikin, namely by minimizing the objective function (which is the duality gap in the primaldual case), over some suitable ellipsoid. This gives rise to completely new primaldual affine scaling directions, having no obvious relation with the search directions proposed in the literature so far. The new directions guarantee a significant decrease in the duality gap in each iteration, and at the same time they drive the iterates to the central path. In the analysis of our algorithm we use a barrier function which is the natural primaldual generalization of Karmarkar's potential function. The iteration bound is O(nL), which is a factor O(L) better than the iteration bound of an earlier primaldual affine scaling meth...
A buildup variant of the pathfollowing method for LP
 OR Letters
, 1991
"... We propose a strategy for building up the linear program while using a logarithmic barrier method. The method starts with a (small) subset of the dual constraints, and follows the corresponding central path until the iterate is close to (or violates) one of the constraints, which is in turn added to ..."
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We propose a strategy for building up the linear program while using a logarithmic barrier method. The method starts with a (small) subset of the dual constraints, and follows the corresponding central path until the iterate is close to (or violates) one of the constraints, which is in turn added to the current system. This process is repeated until an optimal solution is reached. If a constraint is added to the current system, the central path will, of course, change. We analyze the effect on the barrier function value if a constraint is added. More importantly, we give an upper bound for the number of iterations needed to return to the new path. We prove that in the worst case the complexity is the same as that of the standard logarithmic barrier method. In practice this buildup scheme is likely to save a great deal of computation. Key Words: interior point method, linear programming, logarithmic barrier function, polynomial algorithm, buildup variant. 1 Introduction Karmarkar...
On the Classical Logarithmic Barrier Function Method for a Class of Smooth Convex Programming Problems
, 1990
"... In this paper we propose a largestep analytic center method for smooth convex programming. The method is a natural implementation of the classical method of centers. It is assumed that the objective and constraint functions fulfil the socalled Relative Lipschitz Condition, with Lipschitz constant ..."
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In this paper we propose a largestep analytic center method for smooth convex programming. The method is a natural implementation of the classical method of centers. It is assumed that the objective and constraint functions fulfil the socalled Relative Lipschitz Condition, with Lipschitz constant M ? 0. A great advantage of the method, above the existing pathfollowing methods, is that the steps can be made long by performing linesearches. In our method we do linesearches along the Newton direction with respect to a strictly convex potential function if we are far away from the central path. If we are sufficiently close to this path we update a lower bound for the optimal value. We prove that the number of iterations required by the algorithm to converge to an ffloptimal solution is O((1 +M 2 ) p nj ln fflj) or O((1 +M 2 )nj ln fflj), dependent on the updating scheme for the lower bound.
A Survey on Pivot Rules for Linear Programming
 ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH. (SUBMITTED
, 1991
"... The purpose of this paper is to survey the various pivot rules of the simplex method or its variants that have been developed in the last two decades, starting from the appearance of the minimal index rule of Bland. We are mainly concerned with the finiteness property of simplex type pivot rules. Th ..."
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The purpose of this paper is to survey the various pivot rules of the simplex method or its variants that have been developed in the last two decades, starting from the appearance of the minimal index rule of Bland. We are mainly concerned with the finiteness property of simplex type pivot rules. There are some other important topics in linear programming, e.g. complexity theory or implementations, that are not included in the scope of this paper. We do not discuss ellipsoid methods nor interior point methods. Well known classical results concerning the simplex method are also not particularly discussed in this survey, but the connection between the new methods and the classical ones are discussed if there is any. In this paper we discuss three classes of recently developed pivot rules for linear programming. The first class (the largest one) of the pivot rules we discuss is the class of essentially combinatorial pivot rules. Namely these rules only use labeling and signs of the variab...
A Long Step Barrier Method for Convex Quadratic Programming
 Algorithmica
, 1990
"... In this paper we propose a longstep logarithmic barrier function method for convex quadratic programming with linear equality constraints. After a reduction of the barrier parameter, a series of long steps along projected Newton directions are taken until the iterate is in the vicinity of the cent ..."
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In this paper we propose a longstep logarithmic barrier function method for convex quadratic programming with linear equality constraints. After a reduction of the barrier parameter, a series of long steps along projected Newton directions are taken until the iterate is in the vicinity of the center associated with the current value of the barrier parameter. We prove that the total number of iterations is O( p nL) or O(nL), dependent on how the barrier parameter is updated. Key Words: convex quadratic programming, interior point method, logarithmic barrier function, polynomial algorithm. 1 Introduction Karmarkar's [14] invention of the projective method for linear programming has given rise to active research in interior point algorithms. At this moment, the variants can roughly be categorized into four classes: projective, affine scaling, pathfollowing and potential reduction methods. Researchers have also extended interior point methods to other problems, including convex qu...
PrimalDual Algorithms for Linear Programming Based on the Logarithmic Barrier Method
 J. OPTIM. THEORY APPL
, 1992
"... In this paper we will deal with primaldual interior point methods for solving the linear programming problem. We present a short step and a long step pathfollowing primaldual method and derive polynomialtime bounds for both methods. The iteration bounds are as usual in the existing literature, n ..."
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In this paper we will deal with primaldual interior point methods for solving the linear programming problem. We present a short step and a long step pathfollowing primaldual method and derive polynomialtime bounds for both methods. The iteration bounds are as usual in the existing literature, namely O( p nL) iterations for the short step, and O(nL) for the long step variant. In the analysis of both variants we use a new proximity measure, which is closely related to the Euclidean norm of the scaled search direction vectors. The analysis of the long step method strongly depends on the fact that the (usual) search directions form a descent direction for the socalled primaldual logarithmic barrier function.
Inverse Barrier Methods for Linear Programming
 REVUE RAIROOPERATIONS RESEARCH
, 1991
"... In the recent interior point methods for linear programming much attention has been given to the logarithmic barrier method. In this paper we will analyse the class of inverse barrier methods for linear programming, in which the barrier is P x \Gammar i , where r ? 0 is the rank of the barrier. ..."
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In the recent interior point methods for linear programming much attention has been given to the logarithmic barrier method. In this paper we will analyse the class of inverse barrier methods for linear programming, in which the barrier is P x \Gammar i , where r ? 0 is the rank of the barrier. There are many similarities with the logarithmic barrier method. The minima of an inverse barrier function for different values of the barrier parameter define a 'central path' dependent on r, called the rpath of the problem. For r # 0 this path coincides with the central path determined by the logarithmic barrier function. We introduce a metric to measure the distance of a feasible point to a point on the path. We prove that in a certain region around a point on the path the Newton process converges quadratically. Moreover, outside this region, taking a step into the Newton direction decreases the barrier function value at least with a constant. We will derive upper bounds for the total ...
A Polynomial Method of Weighted Centers for Convex Quadratic Programming
 Journal of Information & Optimization Sciences
, 1991
"... A generalization of the weighted central pathfollowing method for convex quadratic programming is presented. This is done by uniting and modifying the main ideas of the weighted central pathfollowing method for linear programming and the interior point methods for convex quadratic programming. B ..."
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A generalization of the weighted central pathfollowing method for convex quadratic programming is presented. This is done by uniting and modifying the main ideas of the weighted central pathfollowing method for linear programming and the interior point methods for convex quadratic programming. By means of the linear approximation of the weighted logarithmic barrier function and weighted inscribed ellipsoids, `weighted' trajectories are defined. Each strictly feasible primal dual point pair define such a weighted trajectory. The algorithm can start in any strictly feasible primaldual point pair that defines a weighted trajectory, which is followed through the algorithm. This algorithm has the nice feature, that it is not necessary to start the algorithm close to the central path and so additional transformations are not needed. In return, the theoretical complexity of our algorithm is dependent on the position of the starting point. Polynomiality is proved under the usual mild cond...