Re: Optimization with symbolic paramters

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• Subject: [mg81148] Re: Optimization with symbolic paramters
• From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
• Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 03:31:48 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
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```Thummim Cho wrote:

> Hi, I have Mathematica 5.2.
>
>   I am trying to maximize a nonlinear function of two variables and symbolic paramters (i have symbols instead of numbers as paramters) under one weak inequality constraint (this constraint is also in the symbol paramters).
>
>   How can I use Mathematica to solve this? If this is not possible on Mathematica 5.2, does Mathematica 6.0 provide this feature?

Version 6 should be what you need. According to the marketing blurb,
"Optimization: Integrated into Mathematica are a full range of
state-of-the-art local and global optimization techniques, both numeric
and symbolic, including constrained nonlinear optimization, interior
point methods and integer programming=E2=80=94as well as original symbolic
industrial-strength system and model optimization, efficiently handling
million-variable linear programming, and multi-thousand-variable
nonlinear problems."

Note that the whole documentation is freely available online.
Especially, have a look at

http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/Optimization.html

Also, the tutorial "Constrained Optimization" might be worth checking
to. See

http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/ConstrainedOptimizationOverview.html

Regards,
--
Jean-Marc

```

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