Questions tagged [mathematical-optimization]

Questions on the optimization functions of Mathematica such as FindMinimum/FindMaximum, Minimize/Maximize, NMinimize/NMaximize, etc.

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Find the maximum Z in {(X + Y)==Z} using all the digits 0-9 only once

II want to add two integers with different digits to get a third integer with different digits. At the end, all 10 digits have to be different. So there should be 10 digits in total. How you ...
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Using NMaximize to get integer results for a fractional programming problem

I have an optimization problem that I am trying to model in mathematica (wolfram cloud, to be precise). Link to notebook for code described here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4jet4t76fe5pysk/ReFormulate....
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Findminimum evaluates input for NIntegrate at non numerical value (NIntegrate::inumr:) [duplicate]

The goal is to minimise a functional in this case I want to find the input function, defined by its (many) values on a grid for which the functional attains its minimum. Below is a piece of code where ...
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Minimizing NExpectation for a custom distribution

As discussed and advised in Meta: Migrate a question..., I've copied a 2012 posted question from StackOverflow (posted before this site began running), which has gotten a lot of attention (but after 3 ...
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Using ouput of ParametericNDSolve as argument in NMinimize: NMinimize::nnum: function value not a number

I am trying to fit some experimental data and I am trying to use NMinimize function to calculate the parameters that fit the experimental dataset. I am also using <...
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Minimal overlap area of circles

I have 20 points in the 2D plane with $(x_i,y_i)$ coordinates. I want to use Mathematica to optimally distribute 10 circles with equal radius of a given positive value $R$, i.e. to determine with the ...
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Techniques to find all local minima of black box function with n continuous derivatives?

I have a blackbox function f on [a,b] that is known to be continuous, and has n continuous derivatives. The function uses polynomial interpolations (but isn't a polynomial interpolation itself), so no ...
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Maximizing a function defined using NIntegrate [duplicate]

I have two functions fn[x,y,z] which is in integral form and I have another function gn[x,y] which is also in integral form ...
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Calculate Max-Min value and corresponding parameters

I have two functions funA and funB which are also functions a,b,x,and ...
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FindMaximum failing on a trivial problem [closed]

I am trying to solve a trivial optimization problem with FindMaximum but for some reason it is not going. I reduced the problem down to the following non-working ...
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Numerical functions as constraints for NMaximize

I want to use NMaximize to solve a problem like this: $\quad \quad \max_y f(y) \text{ subject to } \max_x g(x, y) \leq c.$ Rather than reproduce my (messier) ...
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Maximization in Mathematica using matrix and vector notation

I am trying to solve a simple maximization problem in Mathematica, using matrix and vector notation. ...
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In NMinimize, how can I efficiently handle NIntegrate errors for non-integrable functions?

I am using NMinimize to find parameters that minimise the integral of a function in the least squares sense: ...
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Linear Programming Using Dual Simplex method

I want to solve an optimization problem using the Dual Simplex Method. Although Mathematica gives the result directly when I use the command Minimize but I want to ...
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Solving a Nonlinear Optimization using Primal-Dual Interior point method [closed]

I want to solve an optimization problem using the Primal-Dual Interior Point Method. Although Mathematica gives the result directly when I use the command NMinimize,...
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Simulating an optimization problem

I have an optimization problem like below: $\text{minimize } - \sum_k w_k \log r_k$ $ a \leq r_k \leq b_k, k = 1, \cdots, 10$ Here, $w $ and $b$ is a set of constant: $w = [w_1, \cdots, w_{10}]$ ...
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FindMinimum pre-conditioning

I am wondering about what kind of pre-conditioning FindMinimum performs on the user specified function (to be minimized) before the actual minimization starts, and ...
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How to find the local minimum points in the multi-dimensional numerical data?

I am trying to get some local minima of an n-dimensional function (which only has numerical form). For two-dimensional function data, we can find the local minimum points from the contour plot easily. ...
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Minimizing values of expressions dependent on more variables [closed]

I need to enforce seven expressions dependent on seven variables to be zero. However, the expressions are quite complicated and generaly I get a system of transcendental equations which only sometimes ...
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How to Minimize a Log/Linear function symbolically?

I have my objective function as : $\hspace{25mm} \text{Minimize} \sum_k- \alpha_k \log_2 W_k$ $\hspace{25mm} \text{subject to}: 0\leq W_k \leq q', 0 \leq \alpha_k \leq 1 $ $\hspace{25mm} k =0,...
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Sparse Hessian for FindMinimum? Broken?

Is the sparse Hessian mechanism for FindMinimum[] (Method->"Newton") broken? Or am I simply not apprehending its proper setup? Here's what's happening. Below is for solving the example problem ...
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Simplifying sums of rational trigonometric functions

After simplifying the trigonometric functions as advised before (cf. Simplifying Expressions for FindMinimum), I obtained a sum of 62 similar expressions, the first three as in the below: ...
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Doing same operation on multiple files

Is there a way in mathematica to do same operation on multiple files at once? And preferably have the output in a table or list form? I want to do the following operation preferably in few non-labor ...
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Solve overdetermined set using Mathematica?

As shown below, this is a overdetermined system. Could you teach me how to find the optimized solution in Mathematica? I know it could be solved by the method of least square, but how to realize it in ...
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FindMinimum[] complains about values outside its constraints

The following optimization has a constraint that b<0, but it's failing because the integral diverges when it tries a small positive b. ...
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Visualizing the Lagrange Multiplier Solution

This question is based on work in Susan Colley's Vector Calculus, 4th ed. The question is to find and classify critical points of $f(x,y,z)=3xy-4yz+5xz$ subject to the constraint $g(x,y,z)=3x+y+2z=13$...
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Coupled ODEs with parameters subject to optimization problem

I have an equation, but I don’t know how to program it in Mathematica: x[0]==1; y[0]==1; x'[t]==(a+b) x[t] y[t]; y'[t]==a b y[t]/x[t]; where ...
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NMinimize Constraints on Interpolating Functions

I have the following piece of code and am trying to use NMinimize (the last line in the following chunk of code) to minimize ...
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How to repeatly use random number generator in optimization problem

I am looking to run the optimization problem. I already finish my optimization code as below. ...
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Extrema of a function of three variables

To identify and classify the critical points of the function $f(x,y,z)=x^3+xz^2-3x^2+y^2+2z^2$, I used the Hessian matrix method. ...
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Simple minimization not evaluating

I tried to solve a rather simple optimization problem, which Mathematica apparently cannot handle. A minimal example is the following: ...
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Simplifying Expressions for FindMinimum

I am currently trying to apply the FindMinimum function to find the lowest energy of an expression. My current expression as of now is relatively complicated. It is the summation of 48 similar terms, ...
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'NMinimize' finds wrong answer

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NMinimize fails on Mesh?

Context I want to identify the minimum of a solution of a PDE found on a mesh. Problem I do not understand why NMinimize fails on a mesh? As a test case, consider: <...
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How can I name to a saved file with the numerical values of some specific parameters? [duplicate]

I'm using some parameters to determine the elements of a list. I want to save this list with DumpSave, but I need to name it with its parameters. For example, I use the following parameters ...
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Appropriate method for a Non-linear Optimisation Problem, With Linear Constraints, [closed]

I have a small non-linear, chess related, program with linear constraints and an objective function obtained from a polynomial probability generating function including some decision variables . At ...
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Efficient solution for a discrete assignment problem with pairwise costs

Let's consider a simple graph with N vertices, and a corresponding set of N items. The goal of the problem is to assign every item to a vertex on the graph so that sum of a per-edge (that is item-...
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Using ParametricNDSolve and NMinimize to find accurate interplanetary trajectory arrival periapse radius

I have an interplanetary trajectory simulation that calculates the required velocity (using a Lambert solver) and escape angle for a spacecraft to travel from Earth to Mars. This model does not use a ...
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Precision and accuracy in NDSolve and NMinimize

I use NDSolve quite a lot and have noticed that setting values for AccuracyGoal and ...
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NMinimize Example from Wolfram Documentation Center

Here is the third example of NMinimize function from Wolfram Documentation Center at Possible Issues section. ...
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ParametricNDSolve[ ] and NMinimize[ ] in Combination

I have the following code that is used to simulate a spacecraft orbiting Mars, and uses ParametricNDSolve to vary the spacecraft's initial conditions using a parameter value ...
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Finding function by constraints

I have the following coefficient finding problem: f[x] := a * Log[b*x + c] + d Constraints: f[0] = 1 f[80] = 0.5 I want to find the coefficients of f that ...
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Need help with the Lagrange multiplier method

Well I am new to Mathematica and got really stuck solving this problem. In class, I was ask to use the Lagrange multiplier method to find the maximum and minimum value of $f(x,y) = x^2+y^2$ which ...
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Method used by NMaximize with a binary linear problem

I'm using Mathematica 7's NMaximize to solve a linear programming problem with thousands of 0/1 integer variables, thousands of linear constraints and a linear target. I suppose I could use ...
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Optimization over 6 vectors

Suppose I have an expression which depends on 6 unit vectors (3 dimensional). Hence, I need to optimize over 12 parameters (every vector contains 3 parameters, but one we can reduce by considering ...
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NMinimize with NIntegrate (crash in symbolic evaluation, memory leak)

This is a "common" problem from what I've seen, but with a different spin. I have a function I use often that finds a fit of an expression to another expression with some free parameters (e.g. for ...
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Question about FindMaximum

I must advise you that I am an almost total novice in mathematica.. However here is my very simple question.. I know the command FindMaximum[{f},{x}] to find the maximum point and maximum value of a ...
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Transforming an Optimization Problem into a multi-vector Optimization Problem

I am sitting on an MultiAgent optimization problem trying to solve for a quadruple of variables {e,l,b,c} In a single agent (...
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Finding the least positive integer satisfying a quantified statement

I'm studying the convergence of the sequence of functions $f_n:[0,1]\subset\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ defined by $$f_n(x)=n^2x(1-x^2)^n$$ for $n\in\mathbb{N}$. These functions converge pointwise to the ...
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reset the value of a variable [closed]

Folks, I have a problem in populating a matrix without overriding the values. After performing computations for various values for j, I want to store these values in following matrix. Here is the code:...

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