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Math. Comput. Appl. 1998, 3(1), 1-10; https://doi.org/10.3390/mca3010001

An Object Oriented Approach to Semidefinite Programming

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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
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Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106, USA
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida A&M-Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046, USA.
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Published: 1 April 1998
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An object-oriented design and implementation of a primal-dual algorithm for solving the semidefinite programming problem is pn~sented. The advantages of applying the object-oriented methodology to numerical computations, in particular to an interior point algorithm for semidefinite programming, or for solving other types of linear matrix inequalities are discussed. One object-oriented design of the primal-dual algorithm and its implementation using C++ is presented. The performance of the C++ implementation is compared with that of a procedural C implementation, and while the performance of the C++ implementation is comparable to that of the C implementation, the resulting code is easier to read, modify, and maintain.
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Ge, Y.; Watson, L.T.; Collins, E.G., Jr. An Object Oriented Approach to Semidefinite Programming. Math. Comput. Appl. 1998, 3, 1-10.

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