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Linear Programming with One Quadratic Equality Constraint

I have a problem which can be formulated as a Linear Programming with One Quadratic Equality Constraint: where variable x is n-dimensional vector and H is a Semi-Positive Definite n-by-n matrix. I ...
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Finiteness of the Supremum of Inner Product of Two Finite Sum Positive Sequence

Let $$A = \Big\{(a_1,a_2,\dots)\ \Big|\ a_i\ge 0, \sum_{i=1}^\infty a_i=1\Big\},$$ $$v(x)=\sup\left(\bigg\{\sum_{i=1}^\infty a_ib_i\ \bigg|\ (a_i)_{i=1}^\infty,\, (b_i)_{i=1}^\infty \in ...
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Optimization problem with ratio objective

I need to solve the following optimization problem $$ \text{maximize} \quad \frac{(a^T x)^2}{x^TBx+c^T|x|} \quad \text{subject to} \quad \|x\|_1=1 \quad (\text{or alternatively} \quad c^T|x|=1), $$ ...
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Convex optimization and linear programming please help! :)

How would I write the following as a standard form LP? Minimizing $\sum_{i=1}^n x_i + c\max(a_i-x_i)$ for $a_i \ge 0$ and what is the optimal value for when $c=n$ How to express minimize $\frac{1}{2} ...
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Software to optimize a quadratic program with quadratic constraints

I'm working in eight dimensions and want to minimize $x^TAx$ under the constraints $x^TBx \geq c$. Unfortunately, A is not positive semidefinite. Worse, I am almost positive that my domain is not ...
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Solving multiple $L_1$ penalties with quadratic programming

Starting from a simple $L_1$ penalization: \begin{equation} min_x \frac{1}{2}||y-x||^2_2 + \lambda||Dx||_1 \end{equation} We can solve this with quadratic programming via the dual problem: ...
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Quadratic optimisation with quadratic equality constraints

I would like to solve the following optimisation problem: $\min_{x} (x'Ax)$ subject to $x'Bx = x'Cx = 1$. Where A is symmetric and B and C are diagonal. Does anyone have a suggestion for an ...
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How to find accuracy of Matlab's quadprog solver?

I have solved with quadprog from Matlab a strong convex quadratic problem given as $$ f(x) = x^TQx + c^Tx$$ with constrains $$ Cx \leq b.$$ Now the output of quadprog is: Minimum found that ...
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Nearest non-negative solution for $Av=b$

Let $A$ be a $n\times m$ matrix. Let us define the system $$Av=b$$ $$v\geq 0$$ I want to find a solution $v$ of this system that is the closest (euclidean norm) to $v_0$, a given $n$-dimensional ...
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Effective convexity criterion for the finite point set in $\mathbb{R}^3$

I need to find effective convexity criterion for the finite point set. Below there is description of what is meant by "effective" criterion. Definition. Let $M = \{A_{1}, \ldots, A_{n}\}$ be the ...
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Reproducing Kernel Function Interpolation

My problem is as follows: I am attempting to use a reproducing kernel and quadratic programming to optimize/interpolate a smooth function from constraints. I am using all local extrema to calculate ...
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Constrained Quadratic Optimization(Reproducing Kernel)

I am attempting to use a constrained quadratic optimization to find the coefficients of a reproducing kernel. The problem is as follows: $y(t)=\sum_{i=0}^J\alpha_iK(t, t_i)$ $Q(\alpha)= ...
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Quadratic Integer Programming

Would anyone mind helping me solve this problem $$ \min\space f(x) = \frac12 x^\mathrm TQx + bx + c \qquad \text{s.t. } \sum_i x_i=\lambda $$ where $x$ is a vector whose entries are positive ...
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Nearest point to a convex polytope

I am looking for fast, memory-efficient computational algorithms to solve the following problem: Minimize: $||x - x*||_2^2$, subject to constraints $A x = a, B x <= b, l <= x <= u$, where ...
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Why use two slack variables in the support vector regression formulation?

I am learning support vector regression but cannot fully understand the rational of the slack variable tricks in its formulation. The original optimization problem for SVR is as follows: ...
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Two quadratic programming problems always same answer?

Was exploring quadratic programming optimization and for two types of problems the answers seemed to always equal. Is there an intuitive proof? Problem 1: Minimize $\tfrac{1}{2} \mathbf{x}^T ...
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How to interpolate a function with a reproducing kernel

I am trying to interpolate a function that is noisy, but I know with a high amount of certainty about a third of the points in the series. I am trying to estimate the smooth mean of the signal via a ...
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Modeling a lower-bound constraint on a euclidean distance in quadratic programming

I have been trying to model a certain problem into a mainly linear program, but with some quadratic constraints since I don't think that is something that can be avoided. I hope to solve it either ...
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Optimizing a set of rules to better predict the outcome of events

I'm trying to better predict the top three finishers of the next 1000 800m mens freestyle swimming race. I've got a set of rules to rate the swimmers: 1) Add 5 points if the swimmer won his last ...
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Reduce degree of a high degree unconstrained binary term to quadratic unconstrained binary term

I'm working on a optimization project, in this project I have to convert higher order unconstrained binary polynomial to quadratic unconstrained binary polynomial. Can anyone give me a hint of how to ...
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Least squares with three quadratic constraints (Ellipse fitting based on algebraic distance)

I would like to fit an ellipse to a given set of scattered data in $\mathcal{R}^2$. The fitting problem is in form least squares, minimizing the sum of squared algebraic distances \begin{equation} ...
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Existence criterion for solution in quadratic programming

I have the problem $$ \begin{align*}\min \quad&f(x)= c^Tx + x^TQx \\ &x\in D \end{align*}$$ with $D=\{ x \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid Ax \leq b\}$, $A,Q\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ and $b,c \in ...
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Determining initial values for optimization problem

I am trying to solve an optimization problem with a quadratic objective function and non-linear constraints, using SQP (Sequential Quadratic Programming). I am attempting at doing the implementation ...
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Hinge point in quadratic program (bilateral constraint)

My question itself is possibly quite simple and I guess that if someone can answer me they probably does not need a wall of text that is my background to the problem, but I figured I should provide as ...
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Uniqueness of the solution to a quadratic opt problem

Consider a positive definite matrix $\boldsymbol H$, the known vectors ${\boldsymbol b}$ and ${\boldsymbol a}_i$. Now the minimization problem is casted with respect to the vector ${\boldsymbol x} $ ...
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Linear Complementarity Problem - multiple solutions, which one will it find?

If I have a inequality constrained system: w = Mz + q <= 0, z<=0, z^T w = 0 that for some given properties M and ...
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Minimize a complex quadratic subject to two convex quadratic constraints

I have the following the optimization problem \begin{align} \min_{\mathbb{x}\in \mathbb{C}^{N \times 1}}~&||\mathbb{x}^H\mathbb{u}||_2^2-2*Real\{ \mathbb{x^Hu}\} \\\ ...
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Quadratic programming with simplex constraints

I have this quadratic function $x'Ax$ which is not convex. I want to maximize this function subject to the constraints that the solution x lies in a simplex such that $\sum_{i=1}^{n}x_i=1$. That means ...
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Algorithm and solver for large, dense, positive-semidefinite integer QP

I am interested in the solutions of a very large quadratic programming (QP) problem \begin{align} \min_{x \in \mathbb{R}^n} & x^T Q x\\ \mathrm{subject\ to} & A x = b\\ & x \in \{0,1\}^n ...
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How do I convert a constraint with a product of two integer variables to a linear constraint?

I have a constraint of the form: $$\theta \leq a_1x_1 + a_2x_2 + a_3x_1x_2$$ where, $x_1$ and $x_2$ are integer variables with ranges $x_1 \in \{0, m\}$ and $x_2 \in \{0, n\}$. I would want to ...
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Quadratic program with complementarity/modular constraints is NP?

Is the following program NP/NP-hard? Any neat way to prove it, or a helpful reference? $\min x^TMx$, subject to $\|x\|_1=1,e^Tx=0$ Here $M$ is a real, symmetric and semidefinite positive matrix, ...
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How to convert the following optimization problem to quadratic program?

Given positive constants $C$ and $\epsilon$ and points $\{ (x^i,b_i)\} _{i=1}^I \subset \mathbb{R}^{n+1}$, how can we rewrite the following optimization problem as minimizing a convex quadratic ...
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Using Gurobi QP to solve SVM problem

I am trying to use Gurobi to solve the QP problem in primal form of soft margin SVM. The quadprog function seems to return the correct answer while Gurobi cannot solve the problem. Gurobi keeps ...
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How to test if a set of underdetermined equations have solution in a particular region?

For a underdetermined system $A\cdot x = b$ where $A$ is a $m \times n$ matrix with $m<n$, how to test if it has a solution within a specific region $\{ x | lb<x_i<ub \}$? Basically I have ...
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Reformulate as quadratic programming

I am trying to approximate L0 constrained quad-prog problem as L1 but not making any progress. The objective is to minimize $x A x'$, s.t. $\sum x <=n$ , where $0<=x<=1$ and A is positive ...
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Portfolio Optimization Problem: Variance Co-variance matrix

I have a set of daily returns and using these daily returns I calculated the average annual return for each asset and also by using the daily returns I calculated the var-cov matrix. To get optimize ...
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Finding a solution on Matlab for a quadratic programming-type problem with more restrictions

I have some existence results using one modified version of the Farkas Lemma for which I need to solve the following problem. This problem has its application on economics but I will refer here merely ...
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Is there a software package to solve large (128 x 128) non-positive-definite quadratic programming problems?

I am trying to solve a quadratic program of the form maximize $\sum_{i=1}^n\sum_{j=1}^nA_{i,j}w_iw_j$ subject to $\forall i:w_i\ge 0$ and $\sum_{i=1}^nw_i=1$ for a 128$\times$128 matrix $A$. ...
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Quadratic programming over a simplex

I have to solve the following problem: $$\left\{\begin{array}{l}\hat\theta = \arg \min_{\theta} \theta^TQ\theta + \theta^Tl\\ \text{s.t.}\\ \sum_{i=1}^n \theta_i = M\\ \theta_i \in [0, M] ~ \forall i ...
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Quadratic programming using Python

guys I'm trying to solve quadratic programming problem with constraints. I know how to solve simple quadratic problems using scipy.optimize like following: Define objective function as F = ...
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First and second derivatives of barrier term in a quadratic programming problem

I am implementing an algorithm of Dang and Xu's, ``Non-convex Quadratic Programming Problem with Box Constraints'' and I'm hoping that somebody could verify what I'm doing. Their algorithm minimizes ...
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Restating optimization problem for quadratic programming

I'm working on implementing an author disambiguation algorithm as described in Torvik et al's paper. I've got most steps done, but am completely stumped on implementing a quadratic optimization step. ...
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Backwards quadratic programming to infer Q matrix

Consider the standard QP problem: $\arg\min \frac{1}{2}x^TQx +c^Tx$ Say I know the optimal $x$ for a large number of solutions to this problem with various (known) $c$, and identical (unknown) $Q$. ...
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Perturbation of Polyhedral Projection

I am interested in understanding the behavior of the Euclidean projection $\pi_K(x)$ as the polyhedral set $K$ varies. I know there are different approaches to this, but for what I am doing it would ...
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enforcing big M constraints in quadprog

I have a QP with LC type problem. I have several sets of variables x1, x2 ... ,y where x is continuous and y is binary. However I don't enforce this, it is simply bound 0 <= y <= 1 Now I use big ...
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Writing down the KKT optimality conditions

Consider the problem Minimize $(1/2)\times{x}^{T}\times Q\times x+{P}^{T}\times x$ Subject to $(1/2)\times {x}^{T}\times P\times x+{d}^{T}\times x≤r$ Where Q and P are n×n matrices, P is ...
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Optimization with intervals

I am trying to solve a specific problem, and I was able to summarize it in the following optimization problem. I have a portfolio comprised of two assets. Asset 1 has return $r_1$, standard deviation ...
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How to check if steepest gradient method will converge?

So I have this function $ f(x,y) = x^4 - 2x^2 +x + 4y^2 $ and I want to know if the steepest gradient method will converge if I pick an arbitrary point and apply said method. My initial thought ...
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Is this a quadratic programming problem?

I have $N$ unknown 2D points ${\bf x} = (x,y)$ and I want to minimize: $f({\bf x}) = \sum_{i=0}^{N-1}{(||x_{i+1} - x_i||_2 - c_i)^2}$ where c are $N-1$ known scalars. What is the simplest form that ...
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Solving non concave quadratic function in matlab with constraints

How can I solve non concave quadratic problem in matlab with constraints. I tried using quadprog but it doesn't work