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Volume 31, Number 1, Page 49 (1992)
Optimization Subroutine Library
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A systematic approach to OSL application programming

by A. S. Minkoff
The Optimization Subroutine Library (OSL) provides powerful tools for solving mathematical programming problems, and permits the integration of these tools into larger applications. In order to access the computational power, an application must translate data between forms used in the rest of the application and the form in which the data can be manipulated by OSL. OSL does not currently offer tools to aid in this translation. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic approach for translating symbolic representations of mathematical programming problems into computer code that performs all necessary interactions with both OSL and the rest of the application.
Related Subjects: Mathematical Methods; Programming