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####################################################################################### # # # README # # # ####################################################################################### # # # NOMAD - Nonsmooth Optimization by Mesh Adaptive Direct search # # V 3.6.2 # # 2013/12 # # # # Copyright (C) 2001-2013 # # # # Mark Abramson - the Boeing Company, Seattle # # Charles Audet - Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal # # Gilles Couture - Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal # # John Dennis - Rice University, Houston # # Sebastien Le Digabel - Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal # # Christophe Tribes - Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal # # # #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------# # # # Contact information: # # Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal - GERAD # # C.P. 6079, Succ. Centre-ville, Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3A7 Canada # # e-mail: nomad@gerad.ca # # phone : 1-514-340-6053 #6928 # # fax : 1-514-340-5665 # # # # This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the # # terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software # # Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later # # version. # # # # This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY # # WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A # # PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. # # # # # You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along # # with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. # # # # You can find information on the NOMAD software at www.gerad.ca/nomad # ####################################################################################### AUTHORS : * Mark A. Abramson (Mark.A.Abramson@boeing.com), The Boeing Company. * Charles Audet (www.gerad.ca/Charles.Audet), GERAD and Departement de mathematiques et de genie industriel, ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. * J.E. Dennis Jr. (www.caam.rice.edu/~dennis), Computational and Applied Mathematics Department, Rice University. * Sebastien Le Digabel (www.gerad.ca/Sebastien.Le.Digabel), GERAD and Departement de mathematiques et de genie industriel, ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. * Christophe Tribes, GERAD, Departement de mathematiques et de genie industriel, Department of mechanical engineering, ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. DESCRIPTION : NOMAD is a C++ implementation of the Mesh Adaptive Direct Search (MADS) algorithm, designed for constrained optimization of black-box functions. The project started in 2001, and was funded in part by AFOSR, CRIAQ, FQRNT, LANL, NSERC, the Boeing Company, and ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. WEB PAGE : http://www.gerad.ca/nomad/ FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS : Please visit the web page for futher instruction on the following: * Downloading, configuring, compiling, and installing NOMAD * Using NOMAD and setting the parameters * Reports on NOMAD * How to report bugs and make enhancement requests * And more... BATCH OR LIBRARY MODE : NOMAD is designed to be used in two different modes : batch and library. The batch mode is intended for a basic ans simple usage of the MADS method, while the library mode allows more flexibility. For example, in batch mode, users must define their separate black-box program, that will be called with system calls by NOMAD. In library mode, users can define their black-box function as C++ code that will be directly called by NOMAD, without system calls and temporary files. TYPES OF USE : There are two ways of using NOMAD, one can directly use an executable or compile the source code. NOMAD batch mode executable is located in directory $NOMAD_HOME/bin or %NOMAD_HOME%\bin. In order to avoid compiling the code, you can simply use this executable. HOW TO EXECUTE NOMAD : For informations about the execution of NOMAD, please read the user guide : $NOMAD_HOME/doc/user_guide.pdf or %NOMAD_HOME%\doc\user_guide.pdf or http://www.gerad.ca/NOMAD/Downloads/user_guide.pdf
Source: readme.txt, updated 2013-12-16