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[Savannah-register-public] [task #6160] Submission of OpenOpt

From: Dmitrey
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #6160] Submission of OpenOpt
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 09:12:07 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of OpenOpt
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: dmitrey
            Submitted on: Среда 29.11.2006 at 09:12
         Should Start On: Среда 29.11.2006 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Суббота 09.12.2006 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *OpenOpt*
* System Name:  *openopt*
* Type: non-GNU software &amp; documentation
* License: GNU General Public License V2 or later (contacts:
icq 275976670 (inviz) (better this one)


==== Description: ====
        OpenOpt is FREE MATLAB numerical optimization toolbox (GNU GPL2 
also intended to run within GNU Octave environment (if enough financing will
be received from someone or somewhere).

Powered by user-contributed solvers & ideas, and optim
department solutions

Despite it's free, OpenOpt solver authors (that are welcome!) CAN MAKE MONEY
via, for example, spreading C/Fortran/Caml solver version or hand-turning
your algorithm parameters, ascribing their homepages, e-mails, other contact
info to output structure, donations etc.

All rights remain belonging to solver authors as long as terms of GNU GPL v2
allows (if future OpenOpt versions v2 may be changed to more up-to-date ver).

The OpenOpt is for those, who
- prefer OPEN SOURCE
- dislike any quazi free products with restrictions like «no more than 100
variables!», «No more than 1 CPU!», «No more than 100 constraints!»
- researches new algorithms & want to compare his own with others
- don't want or can't pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for commercial
solvers and their upgrading
- don't want download from internet different solvers, trying each time
[out1 out2..outk] = newSolver (arg1, arg2,...),
learning input and output parameters meaning with each new solver, comparing
their convergences from pictures with different x-y scale formats, bypassing
options structures for to set their own stopping criteria etc, etc........


WBR, Dmitrey 
Cherkassy, Ukraine. 
icq 275976670, address@hidden

==== Other Software Required: ====
Need MATLAB or GNU Octave (some problems with Octave portability still remain
yet, but this problem is in process)

==== Other Comments: ====
OpenOpt if free analog of TOMLAB project: - TOMLAB users - TOMLAB prices 

Latest version of the OpenOpt (with detailed description) now is available
(zip-file ~ 150 KB)
(we have some troubles with orginizing subversion repository on sourceforge
page yet, its better than CVS because allows atomic changes & file renaming)
now 6 solvers & 1 wrapper (LB-UB) are availasble. 2 solvers (local
non-smooth) are made by openopt team, others (4 global & wrapper) are taken
from free web pages
(they have very good reviews there)
We highly need some money for adding additional solvers, wrappers, for making
good tech documentation in other format than .doc, for orginizing apropriate
web page etc
BTW we found many GUI for Octave in the sourceforge page, but noone
optimization toolbox; and GNU Octave needs more solvers: says: (need)
# Free QP solver.
# Free NLP solver.
Lots of 3rd party commercial optimization solver packages are available for
MATLAB, some uncommercial (for MATLAB), and noone for Octave! This factor is
significally decriasing the Octave spreading.
If enough financing will be gained, we promice to add full-specter of
solvers: minimax, LP, QP, 2nd order NLP, linear & non-linear constraints etc.


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