110 Mathcad Worksheets for Nonlinear Programming

K. Schittkowski: Report, Department of Computer Science, University of Bayreuth (2004)
Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to introduce a set of nonlinear programming test examples in form of Mathcad worksheets. The availability of nonlinear programming test problems is an important assumption to develop and test optimization codes, to learn how optimization routines behave, or to become familiar with implementation and user interface. The problems are taken from the widely used collection of Fortran subroutines of Hock and Schittkowski

The report presents a summary of 110 test examples that have been transferred to Mathcad, a detailed example, and some numerical results. All worksheets can be downloaded from the home page of the author. A particular advantage of executing these problems from Mathcad is the possibility to plot corresponding objective function surfaces and constraint contours very easily.

To download the report and the mcd-files, click here: mc_nlp.zip (about 3.6 MB).

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