Accession Number : AD0712401


Title :   PARALLEL TANGENTS AND STEEPEST DESCENT OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM-A COMPUTER IMPLEMENTATION WITH APPLICATION TO PARTIALLY LINEAR MODELS,


Corporate Author : IOWA STATE UNIV AMES


Personal Author(s) : Papaioannou,T. ; Kempthorne,O.


Report Date : JUL 1970


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The report presents a computer implementation of the PARTAN and steepest descent optimization algorithms. Some research on fitting partially linear models is also reported. Chapter I gives an introduction to the PARTAN and steepest descent optimization algorithms. Chapter II describes the problems solvable by the present routine. Chapter III presents an analysis of the program. Input-output considerations, data preparation and limitations of the program are given in Chapter IV. Results of test problems and a list of error messages are given in Chapters V and VI respectively. The fitting of non-linear models is discussed in Chapter VII. Finally, a listing of the computer program is given in the Appendix. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*STEEPEST DESCENT METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, PROBLEM SOLVING, ITERATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, ALGORITHMS, LINEAR SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : THEORETICAL MATHEMATICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE