[R] Constrained minimization solver for nonlinear programming

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 12:56:54 CET 2008

On Jan 9, 2008 4:01 AM, tom soyer <tom.soyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I noticed that R has a few bound-constrained nonlinear min and max solvers,
> such as optim, nlm, etc. But I could not find a constrained min and max
> solver that is not LP. Does this mean R do not have this capability? It is
> hard to believe that R may not be as advanced as Excel in certain areas...
> Maybe it's there but I missed it? Does anyone know?

Do you mean optimization solvers for nonlinear problems with equality
constraints? If so, you can use optim and friends with penalties to
incorporate equality constraints.


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