Bug#748235: ITP: liboptimization-java -- Nonlinear Optimization Java Package
Owner: Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : liboptimization-java
Version : 0.1
Upstream Author : Steve Verrill <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www1.fpl.fs.fed.us/optimization.html
* License : Public Domain
Programming Lang: Java
Description : Nonlinear Optimization Java Package
Currently (as of 8/8/05) this package contains Java translations of the
1-dimensional minimization routine, fmin, the multi-dimensional minimization
routine Uncmin, the MINPACK nonlinear least squares routines (lmder1, lmder,
lmdif1, and lmdif), and the SLATEC 1-dimensional zero-finding routine, dfzero.
Eventually, the package will also contain Java translations of some of the
MINPACK nonlinear equation solvers.
The 1-dimensional minimization routine is an unofficial Java translation of the
FORTRAN version of the public domain fmin routine that can be found at
The multi-dimensional minimization routine is an unofficial Java translation of
the public domain FORTRAN Uncmin package (umdpn.f). For documentation see
Dennis and Schnabel, Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimization and
Nonlinear Equations, Prentice-Hall, 1983, and Schnabel, Koontz, and Weiss,
"A Modular System of Algorithms for Unconstrained Minimization,"
ACM Transactions of Mathematical Software, 1985, pages 419 -- 440.
Uncmin can perform unconstrained nonlinear optimizations. Here is information
about constrained nonlinear optimizations.
The nonlinear least squares routines are unofficial Java translations of the
FORTRAN versions of the public domain MINPACK nonlinear least squares routines
that can be found at www.netlib.org/minpack.
The 1-dimensional zero-finding routine is an unofficial Java translation of the
FORTRAN version of the public domain SLATEC dfzero routine that can be found at
netlib. Either go to www.netlib.org and do a search for dfzero.f, or go to
www.netlib.org/slatec and download the entire SLATEC library.
Remark: This package was injected by Debian Med maintainers into pkg-java
as a precondition for some Debian Med package. Everybody who is converned about
Jave packaging is invited to enhance this package before I will upload.