March 2008 qp_solve linear quadratic programming solver builtin Calling Sequence [x [,iact [,iter [,f]]]]=qp_solve(Q,p1,C1,b,me) Parameters Q real positive definite symmetric matrix (dimension n x n). p real (column) vector (dimension n) C real matrix (dimension (me + md) x n). This matrix may be dense or sparse. b RHS column vector (dimension m=(me + md)) me number of equality constraints (i.e. x'*C(:,1:me) = b(1:me)') x optimal solution found. iact vector, indicator of active constraints. The first non zero entries give the index of the active constraints iter 2x1 vector, first component gives the number of "main" iterations, the second one says how many constraints were deleted after they became active. Description This function requires Q to be symmetric positive definite. If this hypothesis is not satisfied, one may use the contributed quapro toolbox. Examples = b2 (2 inequality constraints) C2= [ 0 ,1; -1, 0; 0,-2; -1,-1; -2,-1; 1, 0]; b2=[ 1;-2.5]; // and minimize 0.5*x'*Q*x - p'*x with p=[-1;-2;-3;-4;-5;-6]; Q=eye(6,6); me=3; [x,iact,iter,f]=qp_solve(Q,p,[C1 C2],[b1;b2],me) // Only linear constraints (1 to 4) are active ]]> See Also optim qld qpsolve The contributed toolbox "quapro" may also be of interest, in particular for singular Q. Memory requirements Let r be r=min(m,n) Then the memory required by qp_solve during the computations is 2*n+r*(r+5)/2 + 2*m +1 Authors S. Steer INRIA (Scilab interface) Berwin A. Turlach School of Mathematics and Statistics (M019), The University of Western Australia, Crawley, AUSTRALIA (solver code) References Goldfarb, D. and Idnani, A. (1982). "Dual and Primal-Dual Methods for Solving Strictly Convex Quadratic Programs", in J.P. Hennart (ed.), Numerical Analysis, Proceedings, Cocoyoc, Mexico 1981, Vol. 909 of Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 226-239. Goldfarb, D. and Idnani, A. (1983). "A numerically stable dual method for solving strictly convex quadratic programs", Mathematical Programming 27: 1-33. QuadProg (Quadratic Programming Routines), Berwin A Turlach,http://www.maths.uwa.edu.au/~berwin/software/quadprog.html Used Functions qpgen2.f and >qpgen1.f (also named QP.solve.f) developped by Berwin A. Turlach according to the Goldfarb/Idnani algorithm