Opened 2 years ago
Last modified 21 months ago
#22472 new enhancement
Numerical optimization section of the reference manual needs reorganization
Reported by: | klee | Owned by: | |
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Priority: | minor | Milestone: | sage-7.6 |
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Cc: | dimpase, mkoeppe, mforets | Merged in: | |
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Description
Dima:
- Numerical Optimization section should be split into parts. It's a weird mix of discrete optimization (Knapsack)--- out of place there, as it's not "numerical", but discrete, with numerical root finding, least squares approximation, and optimization of functions of one variable, and linear (LP), integer linear (ILP)---again, a discrete problem--- and semidefinite programming (SDP).
- By right, LP and SDP should be put into its own "Convex optimization", Knapsack and ILP into "Discrete optimization", and univariate things into "Calculus/numerical methods". I also think that the code for the latter and for Knapsack should be split into separate files - currently they are all dumped in numerical/optimize.py, which also contains a little function to demonstrate the direct use of cvxopt LP solver---the latter should also be somewhere else.
- Note that ILP and LP are solved by the same frontend, specifying appropriate parameters, so I don't quite know how to structure the corresponding documentation. (Probably one would have to link to .rst files that further point at the concrete code documentation?)
Johan:
- Numberical Optimization is semantically linked to SAT Solvers. Perhaps they should simply have their own headline called Solvers or something.
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Once this is done, we should reorganise the top index (in #22386) so that Discrete Mathematics will get a heading "Optimization and Solvers" expanding into SAT Solvers, Knapsack, ILP.