OPT++ Documentation

Version 2.4

Introduction

OPT++ is a C++ library of nonlinear optimization algorithms. The motivation for this package is to build an environment for the rapid prototyping and development of new optimization algorithms. In particular, the focus is on robust and efficient algorithms for problems in which the function and constraint evaluations require the execution of an expensive computer simulation.

Currently, OPT++ includes the classic Newton methods, a nonlinear interior-point method, parallel direct search, a trust region - parallel direct search hybrid, a generating set search, and a wrapper to NPSOL. Between these methods, a wide range of problems can be solved, e.g. with or without constraints, with or without analytic gradients, simulation based, etc.

OPT++ has been copyrighted by Sandia Corporation and is freely distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. Please see the Copyright Information and the GNU Lesser General Public License for more information.

User's guide

The Culprits

Authors Juan C. Meza, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Patricia D. Hough, Sandia National Laboratories
Pamela J. Williams, LMI Government Consulting
Ricardo A. Oliva, Sabio Labs, Inc.
Bug Reports Bugzilla
Contact OPT++ Developers
URLs http://software.sandia.gov/opt++
http://www.nersc.gov/~meza/projects/opt++

Thanks to Sherae Daniel of the University of Maryland and Andrew Rothfuss of Sandia National Labs for help with the GUI/XML interface. Thanks also to Edward Walsh and Shane Brown, both of Sandia National Labs, for their assistance in converting the build system to autotools.

Last revised May 1, 2007


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