# Questions tagged [optimization]

For questions involving mathematical problems that aim to minimize or maximize some objective function, possibly subject to one or more constraints.

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### Integral of PWL-Constraint in Gurobi (Java)

In my optimization model, I use piecewise-linear constraints with the output of $y[m]$. The question or problem I have now is whether there is a way in Gurobi (Java) to form the integral for this PWL ...
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### Non-Convex QCP model - Used Method in Gurobi

I have the following question: I have a non-convex QCP model. In the parameter description for method it says that "Only barrier is available for continuous QCP models". However, the dual ...
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### Accessing Lagrange Multipliers in CPLEX

I want to get the lagrange multipliers for a solution from cplex. I am using it via Python. The problem is continuous with a linear objective function and elements of solution vector $x$ are ...
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### Why do we need SCED in addition to SCUC in RTO/ISO electricity markets?

I understand that we use SCUC (Security Constrained Unit Commitment) and SCED (Security Constrained Economic Dispatch) in day ahead electricity market – According to the literature, SCUC is used to ...
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### Is there any automatic way to spot contradictory constraints in linear programming?

Let's have the following trivial linear program: \begin{align}\max&\quad z=20A+30B\\\text{s.t.}&\quad A\le60\\&\quad B\le50\\&\quad A+2B\ge220\\&\quad A,B\ge0\end{align} It's easy ...
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### MAX-CUT: are there any algorithms or codes for classical computers, that cater to this specific case?

I missed the opportunity to ask this on OR.SE by 24 days! I asked it at CS.SE on 6 May 2019 and OR.SE entered Private Beta on 30 May 2019. It's a problem about minimizing a sum of terms that are ...
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### How to deal with log0 in optimization problem

I am adding some constraints to my model described in my previous post, where a discontinuous piecewise-quadratic functions is the objective to be minimized in cvx. Here I have an additional terms, ...
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### Subtour elimination constraint in Travelling Salesman Problem

I am trying to understand travelling salesman problem, the Dantzig, Fulkerson, Johnson(1954) formulation. In the general formulation given below I am having trouble to implement subtour elimination in ...
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### How to reformulate a discontinuous piecewise-quadratic functions

I am trying to develop a model, solving an optimization problem which has the following objective function: variable p(i); minimize sum(cost) subject to p>=0 ...
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### How to interpret no-overlap constraints with rotation as a mixed integer programming

Suppose, we want to locate some given facilities $\left \{ (i,j) \ |\ (i,j) \in \text[{1,\cdots, N}]\right \}$ in a specific area. Each facility has a predefined dimension with a length $l_{i}$ and ...
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### Relationship aware task scheduling heuristics

I have a task scheduling/assignment on machines problem (like a classic bin packing problem) with a twist in which the placement/assignment of one task affects the placement/assignment of other tasks (...
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### Quadratic optimization in Gurobi with constraint

I have a question of understanding in Gurobi: I have an objective function in which my optimization variable x is squared. I have solved this bsiher by a quadratic objective function with $x$, $x$. ...
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### warmstarting simplex algorithm- how much can problems differ from each other?

I'm working on an implementation of the simplex algorithm. I want to solve problems in real time every 30 minutes. They could be interpreted as a classic transportation problem. I couldn't really say ...
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### Control & Experimental Group Selection Methodology using STDEV and T-Test?

I would like to know if my methodology was 'correct': I am trying to conduct an experiment on my stores. I would like to find out the effect of a marketing campaign on the number of transactions. Only ...
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### How to convexify log(convex) function?

I have the following optimization problem: \begin{align}\max_x&\quad\log_2(1+|a+bx|^2+cx^2)\\\text{s.t.}&\quad0\le x\le1\\&\quad(1-x^2)\ge\text{constant}\end{align} where $a$ and $b$ are ...
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### Model if-else statement

I need to build a if-else constraint for this statement, where $x_P$ and $x_I$ are decision variables, and $C$ is a constant: if $x_P \ge C$ then $x_I = x_P - C$ else $x_I = 0$. Any help is greatly ...
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### Min Cost Flow with lower bound reduction to MCF algorithm

We define the Min Cost Flow Problem with Lower Bounds (MCFPLB) as a generalization of the usual Min Cost Flow. The input consists of: a directed graph $G=(V,E)$ capacities $u_{ij} \geq 0$ for each ...
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### Link a binary variable to continuous variable in Java Gurobi

I have the following problem: Depending on my continuous optimization variable $S_m$, I would like to introduce a binary variable $x_m$, which, depending on the value of $S_m$ (greater or less than 0) ...
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### How does a solver generally know whether a solution is optimal?

I was wondering how does the solver for a MILP determine whether a solution is optimal. I am having a hard time to believe that the solver actually tries all solutions, since in some cases I have over ...
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