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The PATH Solver: A NonMonotone Stabilization Scheme for Mixed Complementarity Problems
 OPTIMIZATION METHODS AND SOFTWARE
, 1995
"... The Path solver is an implementation of a stabilized Newton method for the solution of the Mixed Complementarity Problem. The stabilization scheme employs a pathgeneration procedure which is used to construct a piecewiselinear path from the current point to the Newton point; a step length acceptan ..."
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The Path solver is an implementation of a stabilized Newton method for the solution of the Mixed Complementarity Problem. The stabilization scheme employs a pathgeneration procedure which is used to construct a piecewiselinear path from the current point to the Newton point; a step length acceptance criterion and a nonmonotone pathsearch are then used to choose the next iterate. The algorithm is shown to be globally convergent under assumptions which generalize those required to obtain similar results in the smooth case. Several implementation issues are discussed, and extensive computational results obtained from problems commonly found in the literature are given.
A Semismooth Equation Approach To The Solution Of Nonlinear Complementarity Problems
, 1995
"... In this paper we present a new algorithm for the solution of nonlinear complementarity problems. The algorithm is based on a semismooth equation reformulation of the complementarity problem. We exploit the recent extension of Newton's method to semismooth systems of equations and the fact that the n ..."
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In this paper we present a new algorithm for the solution of nonlinear complementarity problems. The algorithm is based on a semismooth equation reformulation of the complementarity problem. We exploit the recent extension of Newton's method to semismooth systems of equations and the fact that the natural merit function associated to the equation reformulation is continuously differentiable to develop an algorithm whose global and quadratic convergence properties can be established under very mild assumptions. Other interesting features of the new algorithm are an extreme simplicity along with a low computational burden per iteration. We include numerical tests which show the viability of the approach.
Interfaces to PATH 3.0: Design, Implementation and Usage
 Computational Optimization and Applications
, 1998
"... Several new interfaces have recently been developed requiring PATH to solve a mixed complementarity problem. To overcome the necessity of maintaining a different version of PATH for each interface, the code was reorganized using objectoriented design techniques. At the same time, robustness issues ..."
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Several new interfaces have recently been developed requiring PATH to solve a mixed complementarity problem. To overcome the necessity of maintaining a different version of PATH for each interface, the code was reorganized using objectoriented design techniques. At the same time, robustness issues were considered and enhancements made to the algorithm. In this paper, we document the external interfaces to the PATH code and describe some of the new utilities using PATH. We then discuss the enhancements made and compare the results obtained from PATH 2.9 to the new version. 1 Introduction The PATH solver [12] for mixed complementarity problems (MCPs) was introduced in 1995 and has since become the standard against which new MCP solvers are compared. However, the main user group for PATH continues to be economists using the MPSGE preprocessor [36]. While developing the new PATH implementation, we had two goals: to make the solver accessible to a broad audience and to improve the effecti...
Characterizations of strong regularity for variational inequalities over polyhedral convex sets
 SIAM J. OPTIMIZATION
, 1996
"... Linear and nonlinear variational inequality problems over a polyhedral convex set are analyzed parametrically. Robinson’s notion of strong regularity, as a criterion for the solution set to be a singleton depending Lipschitz continuously on the parameters, is characterized in terms of a new “critica ..."
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Linear and nonlinear variational inequality problems over a polyhedral convex set are analyzed parametrically. Robinson’s notion of strong regularity, as a criterion for the solution set to be a singleton depending Lipschitz continuously on the parameters, is characterized in terms of a new “critical face” condition and in other ways. The consequences for complementarity problems are worked out as a special case. Application is also made to standard nonlinear programming problems with parameters that include the canonical perturbations. In that framework a new characterization of strong regularity is obtained for the variational inequality associated with the KarushKuhnTucker conditions.
Algorithms For Complementarity Problems And Generalized Equations
, 1995
"... Recent improvements in the capabilities of complementarity solvers have led to an increased interest in using the complementarity problem framework to address practical problems arising in mathematical programming, economics, engineering, and the sciences. As a result, increasingly more difficult pr ..."
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Recent improvements in the capabilities of complementarity solvers have led to an increased interest in using the complementarity problem framework to address practical problems arising in mathematical programming, economics, engineering, and the sciences. As a result, increasingly more difficult problems are being proposed that exceed the capabilities of even the best algorithms currently available. There is, therefore, an immediate need to improve the capabilities of complementarity solvers. This thesis addresses this need in two significant ways. First, the thesis proposes and develops a proximal perturbation strategy that enhances the robustness of Newtonbased complementarity solvers. This strategy enables algorithms to reliably find solutions even for problems whose natural merit functions have strict local minima that are not solutions. Based upon this strategy, three new algorithms are proposed for solving nonlinear mixed complementarity problems that represent a significant improvement in robustness over previous algorithms. These algorithms have local Qquadratic convergence behavior, yet depend only on a pseudomonotonicity assumption to achieve global convergence from arbitrary starting points. Using the MCPLIB and GAMSLIB test libraries, we perform extensive computational tests that demonstrate the effectiveness of these algorithms on realistic problems. Second, the thesis extends some previously existing algorithms to solve more general problem classes. Specifically, the NE/SQP method of Pang & Gabriel (1993), the semismooth equations approach of De Luca, Facchinei & Kanz...
A new look at smoothing Newton methods for nonlinear complementarity problems and box constrained variational inequalities
, 2000
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A Semismooth Newton Method For Variational Inequalities: Theoretical Results And Preliminary Numerical Experience
, 1997
"... Variational inequalities over sets defined by systems of equalities and inequalities are considered. A continuously differentiable merit function is proposed whose unconstrained minima coincide with the KKTpoints of the variational inequality. A detailed study of its properties is carried out showi ..."
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Variational inequalities over sets defined by systems of equalities and inequalities are considered. A continuously differentiable merit function is proposed whose unconstrained minima coincide with the KKTpoints of the variational inequality. A detailed study of its properties is carried out showing that under mild assumptions this reformulation possesses many desirable features. A simple algorithm is proposed for which it is possible to prove global convergence and a fast local convergence rate. Preliminary numerical results showing viability of the approach are reported.
Global Methods For Nonlinear Complementarity Problems
 MATH. OPER. RES
, 1994
"... Global methods for nonlinear complementarity problems formulate the problem as a system of nonsmooth nonlinear equations approach, or use continuation to trace a path defined by a smooth system of nonlinear equations. We formulate the nonlinear complementarity problem as a boundconstrained nonlinea ..."
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Global methods for nonlinear complementarity problems formulate the problem as a system of nonsmooth nonlinear equations approach, or use continuation to trace a path defined by a smooth system of nonlinear equations. We formulate the nonlinear complementarity problem as a boundconstrained nonlinear least squares problem. Algorithms based on this formulation are applicable to general nonlinear complementarity problems, can be started from any nonnegative starting point, and each iteration only requires the solution of systems of linear equations. Convergence to a solution of the nonlinear complementarity problem is guaranteed under reasonable regularity assumptions. The converge rate is Qlinear, Qsuperlinear, or Qquadratic, depending on the tolerances used to solve the subproblems.
Semismooth homeomorphisms and strong stability of semidefinite and Lorentz complementarity problems
 Math. Oper. Res
, 2002
"... Based on an inverse function theorem for a system of semismooth equations, this paper establishes several necessary and sufficient conditions for an isolated solution of a complementarity problem defined on the cone of symmetric positive semidefinite matrices to be strongly regular/stable. We show f ..."
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Based on an inverse function theorem for a system of semismooth equations, this paper establishes several necessary and sufficient conditions for an isolated solution of a complementarity problem defined on the cone of symmetric positive semidefinite matrices to be strongly regular/stable. We show further that for a parametric complementarity problem of this kind, if a solution corresponding to a base parameter is strongly stable, then a semismooth implicit solution function exists whose directional derivatives can be computed by solving certain affine problems on the critical cone at the base solution. Similar results are also derived for a complementarity problem defined on the Lorentz cone. The analysis relies on some new properties of the directional derivatives of the projector onto the semidefinite cone and the Lorentz cone. 1