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Quadratic Programming with Nonlinear Programming Solvers

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Similar interface to quadprog but solution with NLP solvers such as APOPT and IPOPT

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apm_quadprog Quadratic programming.
y = apm_quadprog(H,f,A,b,Aeq,beq,LB,UB,X0) writes a quadratic programming model in APMonitor Modeling Language and attempts to solve the quadratic programming problem:

min 0.5*x'*H*x + f'*x subject to: A*x <= b, Aeq*x = beq
x

lb and ub are a set of lower and upper bounds on the design variables, x, so that the solution is in the range lb <= x <= ub. Use empty matrices for any of the arguments. Set lb(i) = -1e20 if x(i) has no lower limit and set ub(i) = 1e20 if x(i) has no upper limit. x0 is the initial guess and starting point to x. This is similar to the Matlab quadprog solver but uses different solvers such as IPOPT, APOPT, and BPOPT to solve the QP. Additional nonlinear constraints can be added to the qp.apm model for nonlinear programming solution with support for possible mixed-integer variables.

The solution is returned in the structure y with y.names (variable names), y.values (variable values), y.nvar (number of variables), and y.x (a structure containing each variable and value).

Example usage is below:

clear all; close all; clc
disp('APM MATLAB available for download at http://apmonitor.com')
addpath('apm')

%% example Quadratic program
H = [1 -1; -1 2];
f = [-2; -6];
A = [1 1; -1 2; 2 1];
b = [2; 2; 3];
Aeq = [];
beq = [];
lb = zeros(2,1);
ub = [];
x0 = [];

%% generate APMonitor QP model
y1 = apm_quadprog(H,f,A,b,Aeq,beq,lb,ub,x0);

%% compare solution to quadprog (MATLAB)
y2 = quadprog(H,f,A,b,Aeq,beq,lb,ub,x0)

disp('Validate Results with MATLAB linprog')
for i = 1:nx,
disp(['x[' int2str(i) ']: ' num2str(y1.values(i)) ' = ' num2str(y2(i))])
end

Comments and Ratings (3)

John Hedengren

John Hedengren (view profile)

The server is available for download from http://apmonitor.com/wiki/index.php/Main/APMonitorServer (Windows) or http://apmonitor.com/wiki/index.php/Main/APMonitorServerLinux (Linux). By default, this program uses a public web-server as others have commented. However, users can also download and use a local server (no Internet connection required).

raiyea

raiyea (view profile)

Documentation should be clear that the data are sent to a web server for computation there and not performed locally.!!!!

Greig

Greig (view profile)

Documentation should be clear that the data are sent to a web server for computation there and not performed locally.

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