# Questions tagged [nonlinear-programming]

For questions about mathematical optimization problems involving a nonlinear objective function and/or nonlinear constraints.

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### Maximizing sum of probabilities with variable distributions

Suppose $\\{X_i\\}$ are binary decision variables and $\\{A_j\\}$ are Skellam random variables with $(\mu_1, \mu_2) = (\sum_i b_{i} X_i, c_j)$. Here, $b_i, c_j \in \mathbb{R}^{\geq 0}$ are constants. ...
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### Linearization the product of three variables (two binary & one continuous)

Consider the following binary variable $x \in \{0,1\}$ and two continuous real variables $y,p \in \mathbb{R}$. I am trying to model the following conditional equations as constraints: \begin{cases} ...
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### How to perform clustering of a large number of nodes?

I have a clustering problem with around 400-500 nodes. The edge between any two nodes has a weight (between 0 and 1, 0: can be considered as there is no edge/connection between these two nodes) as ...
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### My barrier function is always giving a complex number

I am working on implementing the interior point method, and the barrier function always gives me a complex number. B(x) = f(x) - t * sum(ln(hi(x))). I have changed the value of 't' to see the B(x) ...
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### Non linear programming

I want to solve a large scale non linear optimization problem and there are two methods interior point method and sequential quadric programing usually used to solve non linear optimization problem. I ...
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### I want to solve an optimization problem with nonlinear piecewise objective function (I tried Pyomo with "ipopt" solver but I had an error)

I want to solve an optimization problem where the objective function is the summation of nonlinear, piecewise functions in the decision variables q_i's such that when a decision variable q_i < 1, ...
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### Nonlinear fractional objective function

Could you please teach me when an optimization model with fractional terms in the objective function can be linearized or solved optimally? I only know that if the objective function has a single ...
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### Modelling a decision variable as an index of a (fixed) set

I'm trying to model the following MINLP problem in Pyomo. We are trying to minimize a nonlinear objective function $f$ in $x_i \in \lbrace{0, 1, 2\rbrace}$ for $i= 1, 2, \dots, N$ and subject to a ...
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### Implementing a MINLP problem in Pyomo: giving an infeasible solution

I'm trying to implement a MINLP problem which is described in a previous post here: How do we formulate a problem where the decision variable has an index that is also a decision variable? The only ...
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### An if-then-else logic whose condition is an inequality

I was hoping to get some help in modelling the following logic. I tried to solve it by "Big-M method" but failed. Thank you in advance! $a(k,n)$ and $b(k,n)$ are known constants, $\lambda$ ...
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### Ipopt finds a better solution if I do not eliminate the zeros in the hessian matrix ?(we eliminate the zeros by defining the structure)

I use Ipopt to solve a problem with sparse hessian and jacobian matrices. If I provide the hessian matrix: its structure, and the non zeros elements in the hessian matrix, it will be really fast. If I ...