About: Derivative-free optimization is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3789 publications have been published within this topic receiving 160604 citations.
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TL;DR: In this article, a new heuristic approach for minimizing possibly nonlinear and non-differentiable continuous space functions is presented, which requires few control variables, is robust, easy to use, and lends itself very well to parallel computation.
Abstract: A new heuristic approach for minimizing possibly nonlinear and non-differentiable continuous space functions is presented. By means of an extensive testbed it is demonstrated that the new method converges faster and with more certainty than many other acclaimed global optimization methods. The new method requires few control variables, is robust, easy to use, and lends itself very well to parallel computation.
••04 Oct 1995
TL;DR: The optimization of nonlinear functions using particle swarm methodology is described and implementations of two paradigms are discussed and compared, including a recently developed locally oriented paradigm.
Abstract: The optimization of nonlinear functions using particle swarm methodology is described. Implementations of two paradigms are discussed and compared, including a recently developed locally oriented paradigm. Benchmark testing of both paradigms is described, and applications, including neural network training and robot task learning, are proposed. Relationships between particle swarm optimization and both artificial life and evolutionary computation are reviewed.
01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: The aim of this book is to provide a Discussion of Constrained Optimization and its Applications to Linear Programming and Other Optimization Problems.
Abstract: Preface Table of Notation Part 1: Unconstrained Optimization Introduction Structure of Methods Newton-like Methods Conjugate Direction Methods Restricted Step Methods Sums of Squares and Nonlinear Equations Part 2: Constrained Optimization Introduction Linear Programming The Theory of Constrained Optimization Quadratic Programming General Linearly Constrained Optimization Nonlinear Programming Other Optimization Problems Non-Smooth Optimization References Subject Index.
••01 Feb 2001
TL;DR: A new heuristic algorithm, mimicking the improvisation of music players, has been developed and named Harmony Search (HS), which is illustrated with a traveling salesman problem (TSP), a specific academic optimization problem, and a least-cost pipe network design problem.
Abstract: Many optimization problems in various fields have been solved using diverse optimization al gorithms. Traditional optimization techniques such as linear programming (LP), non-linear programming (NL...
TL;DR: The Bat Algorithm as mentioned in this paper is based on the echolocation behavior of bats and combines the advantages of existing algorithms into the new bat algorithm to solve many tough optimization problems.
Abstract: Metaheuristic algorithms such as particle swarm optimization, firefly algorithm and harmony search are now becoming powerful methods for solving many tough optimization problems. In this paper, we propose a new metaheuristic method, the Bat Algorithm, based on the echolocation behaviour of bats. We also intend to combine the advantages of existing algorithms into the new bat algorithm. After a detailed formulation and explanation of its implementation, we will then compare the proposed algorithm with other existing algorithms, including genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization. Simulations show that the proposed algorithm seems much superior to other algorithms, and further studies are also discussed.
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