CUTEr and SIFDEC: A constrained and unconstrained testing environment, revisited

N.I.M. Gould, D. Orban, P.L. Toint

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    The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software, was described by Bongartz, et al. [1995]. A new version, now known as CUTEr, is presented. Features include reorganisation of the environment to allow simultaneous multi-platform installation, new tools for, and interfaces to, optimization packages, and a considerably simplified and entirely automated installation procedure for UNIX systems. The environment is fully backward compatible with its predecessor, and offers support for Fortran 90/95 and a general C/C++ Application Programming Interface. The SIF decoder, formerly a part of CUTE, has become a separate tool, easily callable by various packages. It features simple extensions to the SIF test problem format and the generation of files suited to automatic differentiation packages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)373-394
    Number of pages22
    JournalACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003


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