The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software, was described by Bongartz, et al. . 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.
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Gould, N. I. M., Orban, D., & Toint, P. L. (2003). CUTEr and SIFDEC: A constrained and unconstrained testing environment, revisited. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 29(4), 373-394. https://doi.org/10.1145/962437.962439