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CUTEr (and SifDec), a Constrained and Unconstrained Testing Environment, revisited

N.I.M. Gould (n.gould***at***rl.ac.uk)
D. Orban (orban***at***ece.northwestern.edu)
Ph.L. Toint (Philippe.Toint***at***fundp.ac.be)

Abstract: The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software was described by Bongartz, Conn, Gould and Toint. The latest version, now known as CUTEr, is presented. New 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 SIF decoder, which used to be 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.

Keywords: Nonlinear constrained optimization, testing environment, shared filesystems, heterogeneous environment, SIF format.

Category 1: Optimization Software and Modeling Systems (Problem Solving Environments )

Category 2: Optimization Software and Modeling Systems (Optimization Software Benchmark )

Category 3: Nonlinear Optimization

Citation: Technical Report TR/PA/01/04 CERFACS - 42, Avenue Gaspard Coriolis, 31057, Toulouse, FRANCE.

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Entry Submitted: 03/18/2002
Entry Accepted: 03/19/2002
Entry Last Modified: 03/18/2002

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