Re: Implementation of Minimize for integer programming in Mathematica 7

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96112] Re: Implementation of Minimize for integer programming in Mathematica 7*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 04:40:18 -0500 (EST)

On 2/4/09 at 5:21 AM, niko.schwarz at googlemail.com (Niko) wrote: >Hello, I'm using Minimize to solve an integer program. It is =85 >dead slow. So, this is research - is it slow because of the >implementation of Minimize? Possibly. Note Minimize is primarily intended for symbolic problems. That is finding the minimum of something like (x-a)^2. The algorithms used in NMinmize are better suited for a numerical problem including finding integers that minimize a particular expression. But without details of the problem you are trying to solve, I've no idea whether this is really the source of your difficulty.