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A new iteration-complexity bound for the MTY predictor-corrector algorithm

Renato D. C. Monteiro (monteiro***at***isye.gatech.edu)
Takashi Tsuchiya (tsuchiya***at***sun312.ism.ac.jp)

Abstract: In this paper we present a new iteration-complexity bound for the Mizuno-Todd-Ye predictor-corrector (MTY P-C) primal-dual interior-point algorithm for linear programming. The analysis of the paper is based on the important notion of crossover events introduced by Vavasis and Ye. For a standard form linear program $\min\{c^Tx : Ax=b, \, x \ge 0\}$ with decision variable $x \in \Re^n$, we show that the MTY P-C algorithm started from a well-centered interior-feasible solution with duality gap $n \mu_0$ finds an interior-feasible solution with duality gap less than $n \eta$ in ${\cal O}( n^2 \log ( \log (\mu_0/\eta)) + n^{3.5}\log(\chistarA + n) )$ iterations, where $\chistarA$ is a scaling invariant condition number associated with the matrix $A$. More specifically, $\chistarA$ is the infimum of all the conditions numbers ${\bar \chi}_{AD}$, where $D$ varies over the set of positive diagonal matrices. Under the setting of the Turing machine model, our analysis yields an ${\cal O}(n^{3.5}L_A + n^2 \log L))$ iteration-complexity bound for the MTY P-C algorithm to find a primal-dual optimal solution, where $L_A$ and $L$ are the input sizes of the matrix $A$ and the data $(A, b, c)$, respectively. This contrasts well with the classical iteration-complexity bound for the MTY P-C algorithm which depends linearly on $L$ instead of $\log L$.

Keywords: Interior-point algorithms, primal-dual algorithms, path-following

Category 1: Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming

Citation: Research Memorandum No.856 The Institute of Statistical Mathematics 4-6-7 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8569 Japan October, 2002

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Entry Submitted: 10/30/2002
Entry Accepted: 10/30/2002
Entry Last Modified: 10/30/2002

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