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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...
The Linear Complementarity Problem, Sufficient Matrices and the CrissCross Method
, 1990
"... Specially structured Linear Complementarity Problems (LCP's) and their solution by the crisscross method are examined in this paper. The crisscross method is known to be finite for LCP's with positive semidefinite bisymmetric matrices and with Pmatrices. It is also a simple finite algorithm for o ..."
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Specially structured Linear Complementarity Problems (LCP's) and their solution by the crisscross method are examined in this paper. The crisscross method is known to be finite for LCP's with positive semidefinite bisymmetric matrices and with Pmatrices. It is also a simple finite algorithm for oriented matroid programming problems. Recently Cottle, Pang and Venkateswaran identified the class of (column, row) sufficient matrices. They showed that sufficient matrices are a common generalization of P and PSDmatrices. Cottle also showed that the principal pivoting method (with a clever modification) can be applied to row sufficient LCP's. In this paper the finiteness of the crisscross method for sufficient LCP's is proved. Further it is shown that a matrix is sufficient if and only if the crisscross method processes all the LCP's defined by this matrix and all the LCP's defined by the transpose of this matrix and any parameter vector.
A Monotonic BuildUp Simplex Algorithm for Linear Programming
, 1991
"... We devise a new simplex pivot rule which has interesting theoretical properties. Beginning with a basic feasible solution, and any nonbasic variable having a negative reduced cost, the pivot rule produces a sequence of pivots such that ultimately the originally chosen nonbasic variable enters the ba ..."
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We devise a new simplex pivot rule which has interesting theoretical properties. Beginning with a basic feasible solution, and any nonbasic variable having a negative reduced cost, the pivot rule produces a sequence of pivots such that ultimately the originally chosen nonbasic variable enters the basis, and all reduced costs which were originally nonnegative remain nonnegative. The pivot rule thus monotonically builds up to a dual feasible, and hence optimal, basis. A surprising property of the pivot rule is that the pivot sequence results in intermediate bases which are neither primal nor dual feasible. We prove correctness of the procedure, give a geometric interpretation, and relate it to other pivoting rules for linear programming.
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...
Basis and Tripartition Identification for Quadratic Programming and Linear Complementarity Problems  From an interior solution to an optimal basis and viceversa
, 1996
"... Optimal solutions of interior point algorithms for linear and quadratic programming and linear complementarity problems provide maximal complementary solutions. Maximal complementary solutions can be characterized by optimal (tri)partitions. On the other hand, the solutions provided by simplexb ..."
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Optimal solutions of interior point algorithms for linear and quadratic programming and linear complementarity problems provide maximal complementary solutions. Maximal complementary solutions can be characterized by optimal (tri)partitions. On the other hand, the solutions provided by simplexbased pivot algorithms are given in terms of complementary bases. A basis identification algorithm is an algorithm which generates a complementary basis, starting from any complementary solution. A tripartition identification algorithm is an algorithm which generates a maximal complementary solution (and its corresponding tripartition), starting from any complementary solution. In linear programming such algorithms were respectively proposed by Megiddo in 1991 and Balinski and Tucker in 1969. In this paper we will present identification algorithms for quadratic programming and linear complementarity problems with sufficient matrices. The presented algorithms are based on the principal...