# solve.QP

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##### Solve a Quadratic Programming Problem

This routine implements the dual method of Goldfarb and Idnani (1982, 1983) for solving quadratic programming problems of the form $\min(-d^T b + 1/2 b^T D b)$ with the constraints $A^T b >= b_0$.

Keywords
optimize
##### Usage
solve.QP(Dmat, dvec, Amat, bvec, meq=0, factorized=FALSE)
##### Arguments
Dmat

matrix appearing in the quadratic function to be minimized.

dvec

vector appearing in the quadratic function to be minimized.

Amat

matrix defining the constraints under which we want to minimize the quadratic function.

bvec

vector holding the values of $b_0$ (defaults to zero).

meq

the first meq constraints are treated as equality constraints, all further as inequality constraints (defaults to 0).

factorized

logical flag: if TRUE, then we are passing $R^{-1}$ (where $D = R^T R$) instead of the matrix $D$ in the argument Dmat.

##### Value

a list with the following components:

solution

vector containing the solution of the quadratic programming problem.

value

scalar, the value of the quadratic function at the solution

unconstrained.solution

vector containing the unconstrained minimizer of the quadratic function.

iterations

vector of length 2, the first component contains the number of iterations the algorithm needed, the second indicates how often constraints became inactive after becoming active first.

Lagrangian

vector with the Lagragian at the solution.

iact

vector with the indices of the active constraints at the solution.

##### References

D. Goldfarb and A. Idnani (1982). Dual and Primal-Dual Methods for Solving Strictly Convex Quadratic Programs. In J. P. Hennart (ed.), Numerical Analysis, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pages 226--239.

D. Goldfarb and A. Idnani (1983). A numerically stable dual method for solving strictly convex quadratic programs. Mathematical Programming, 27, 1--33.

solve.QP.compact
library(quadprog) # NOT RUN { ## ## Assume we want to minimize: -(0 5 0) %*% b + 1/2 b^T b ## under the constraints: A^T b >= b0 ## with b0 = (-8,2,0)^T ## and (-4 2 0) ## A = (-3 1 -2) ## ( 0 0 1) ## we can use solve.QP as follows: ## Dmat <- matrix(0,3,3) diag(Dmat) <- 1 dvec <- c(0,5,0) Amat <- matrix(c(-4,-3,0,2,1,0,0,-2,1),3,3) bvec <- c(-8,2,0) solve.QP(Dmat,dvec,Amat,bvec=bvec) # }