Tuesday, March 28, 2006

KNITRO for Mathematica

Yet another new product launch from Wolfram Research, the 5th in slightly over a month. Again it is a third party developed add-on to Mathematica. Wolfram is being very successful in attracting developers to the Mathematica platform.

This one is a little more confusing than the others. The press release says it "Provides state-of-the-art solver for large-scale nonlinear optimization". What is odd is that Mathematica already has good built in nonlinear optimization methods which scale very well.

So the new active-set and interior-point algorithms are only going to be of interest to a small set of people with quite specialist needs, which are beyond the built in functionality.

The full info at http://www.wolfram.com/news/knitro.html

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