Re: Constrained Optimization

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg57686] Re: Constrained Optimization*From*: Caspar von Seckendorff <seckendorff at alphatec.de>*Date*: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 03:04:32 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <d7mj30$bqm$1@smc.vnet.net> <d7pb7q$t80$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Thanks to all for your replies, Your're right "y" was meant to be an unknown constant. As I understand it know, Maximize[] does some sort of numerical optimization. I thought it would be able to use some concave Programming logic (like Kuhn-Tucker) to solve this problem for me, returning a list of possible optima in symbolic form together with the neccessary constraints... But I admit that maybe this is to much to ask for ;-) Greetings, -Capar dh schrieb: > ... > Maximize is a numerical functions. Therefore, f[,] needs numeric input. > However, y is so far a puer symbol and has no numerical value. If I > understand your problem correctly, y is assumed to be a constant. But in > this case the maximum value depends on the unspecified y. > Mathematica gives you a correct error message. >

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: Constrained Optimization***From:*Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej@akikoz.net>