constrOptim {stats} | R Documentation |

Minimise a function subject to linear inequality constraints using an adaptive barrier algorithm.

constrOptim(theta, f, grad, ui, ci, mu = 1e-04, control = list(), method = if(is.null(grad)) "Nelder-Mead" else "BFGS", outer.iterations = 100, outer.eps = 1e-05, ...)

`theta` |
Starting value: must be in the feasible region. |

`f` |
Function to minimise. |

`grad` |
Gradient of `f` . |

`ui` |
Constraints (see below). |

`ci` |
Constraints (see below). |

`mu` |
(Small) tuning parameter. |

`control` |
Passed to `optim` . |

`method` |
Passed to `optim` . |

`outer.iterations` |
Iterations of the barrier algorithm. |

`outer.eps` |
Criterion for relative convergence of the barrier algorithm. |

`...` |
Other arguments passed to `optim` , which
will pass them to `f` and `grad` if it does not used them. |

The feasible region is defined by `ui %*% theta - ci >= 0`

. The
starting value must be in the interior of the feasible region, but the
minimum may be on the boundary.

A logarithmic barrier is added to enforce the constraints and then
`optim`

is called. The barrier function is chosen so that
the objective function should decrease at each outer iteration. Minima
in the interior of the feasible region are typically found quite
quickly, but a substantial number of outer iterations may be needed
for a minimum on the boundary.

The tuning parameter `mu`

multiplies the barrier term. Its precise
value is often relatively unimportant. As `mu`

increases the
augmented objective function becomes closer to the original objective
function but also less smooth near the boundary of the feasible
region.

Any `optim`

method that permits infinite values for the objective
function may be used (currently all but "L-BFGS-B"). The gradient
function must be supplied except with `method="Nelder-Mead"`

.

As with `optim`

, the default is to minimise and maximisation can
be performed by setting `control$fnscale`

to a negative value.

As for `optim`

, but with two extra components:
`barrier.value`

giving the value of the barrier function at the
optimum and `outer.iterations`

gives the
number of outer iterations (calls to `optim`

)

K. Lange *Numerical Analysis for Statisticians.* Springer
2001, p185ff

`optim`

, especially `method="L-BFGS-B"`

which
does box-constrained optimisation.

## from optim fr <- function(x) { ## Rosenbrock Banana function x1 <- x[1] x2 <- x[2] 100 * (x2 - x1 * x1)^2 + (1 - x1)^2 } grr <- function(x) { ## Gradient of 'fr' x1 <- x[1] x2 <- x[2] c(-400 * x1 * (x2 - x1 * x1) - 2 * (1 - x1), 200 * (x2 - x1 * x1)) } optim(c(-1.2,1), fr, grr) #Box-constraint, optimum on the boundary constrOptim(c(-1.2,0.9), fr, grr, ui=rbind(c(-1,0),c(0,-1)), ci=c(-1,-1)) # x<=0.9, y-x>0.1 constrOptim(c(.5,0), fr, grr, ui=rbind(c(-1,0),c(1,-1)), ci=c(-0.9,0.1)) ## Solves linear and quadratic programming problems ## but needs a feasible starting value # # from example(solve.QP) in 'quadprog' # no derivative fQP <- function(b) {-sum(c(0,5,0)*b)+0.5*sum(b*b)} Amat <- matrix(c(-4,-3,0,2,1,0,0,-2,1),3,3) bvec <- c(-8,2,0) constrOptim(c(2,-1,-1), fQP, NULL, ui=t(Amat),ci=bvec) # derivative gQP <- function(b) {-c(0,5,0)+b} constrOptim(c(2,-1,-1), fQP, gQP, ui=t(Amat), ci=bvec) ## Now with maximisation instead of minimisation hQP <- function(b) {sum(c(0,5,0)*b)-0.5*sum(b*b)} constrOptim(c(2,-1,-1), hQP, NULL, ui=t(Amat), ci=bvec, control=list(fnscale=-1))

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