ANN: OpenOpt 0.17 (free numerical optimization framework)

dmitrey dmitrey.kroshko at
Sat Mar 15 20:43:23 CET 2008

We're pleased to announce:
OpenOpt 0.17 (release), free (license: BSD) optimization framework for
Python language programmers,  is available for download.

Brief introduction to numerical optimization problems and related

Changes since previous release (December 15):

    * new classes: GLP (global problem), MMP (mini-max problem)
    * several new solvers written: goldenSection, nsmm
    * some more solvers connected: scipy_slsqp, bvls, galileo
    * possibility to change default solver parameters
    * user-defined callback functions
    * changes in auto derivatives check
    * "noise" parameter for noisy functions
    * some changes to NLP/NSP solver ralg
    * some changes in graphical output: initial estimations xlim, ylim
    * scaling
    * some bugfixes



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