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J.B. Lasserre(lasserrelaas.fr) Abstract: Given $z\in C^n$ and $A\in Z^{m\times n}$, we consider the problem of evaluating the counting function $h(y;z):=\sum\{z^x : x \in Z^n; Ax = y, x \geq 0\}$. We provide an explicit expression for $h(y;z)$ as well as an algorithm with possibly numerous but simple computations. In addition, we exhibit finitely many fixed convex cones of $R^n$ explicitly and exclusively defined by $A$ such that for any $y\in Z^m$, the sum $h(y;z)$ can be obtained by a simple formula involving the evaluation of $\sum z^x$ over the integral points of those cones only. At last, we also provide an alternative (and different) formula from a decomposition of the generating function into simpler rational fractions, easy to invert. Keywords: Computational geometry; lattice polytopes. Category 1: Combinatorial Optimization (Polyhedra ) Category 2: Integer Programming (Other ) Citation: To be presented at IPCO 2007, Cornell, June 2007 Download: [PDF] Entry Submitted: 02/14/2007 Modify/Update this entry  
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