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Re: Implementation of Minimize for integer programming in Mathematica 7

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  • 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.



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