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Re: [Help-glpk] rfe: change confusing "Crashing..." message

From: Andrew Makhorin
Subject: Re: [Help-glpk] rfe: change confusing "Crashing..." message
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 22:00:33 +0300

>> "Crashing" is a technique used to produce a good starting basis for the
>> simplex method. This term is widely used; see for example:
>> .

> Whence the term "crashing"?
> It never did make any sense to me.

I used to frequently meet this technical term in the litearure.
Not sure, but I think the term "crashing" was introduced in MPS/360.
For example, the IBM OSL library has a "crash" routine named ekkcrsh,
which is used to get a good starting basis.

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