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A hybrid global optimization algorithm for non-linear least squares regression


  • Antanas Žilinskas


  • Julius Žilinskas



A hybrid global optimization algorithm is proposed aimed at the class of objective functions with properties typical of the problems of non-linear least squares regression. Three components of hybridization are considered: simplicial partition of the feasible region, indicating and excluding vicinities of the main local minimizers from global search, and computing the indicated local minima by means of an efficient local descent algorithm. The performance of the algorithm is tested using a collection of non-linear least squares problems evaluated by other authors as difficult global optimization problems. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2013

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  • Antanas Žilinskas & Julius Žilinskas, 2013. "A hybrid global optimization algorithm for non-linear least squares regression," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 56(2), pages 265-277, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jglopt:v:56:y:2013:i:2:p:265-277
    DOI: 10.1007/s10898-011-9840-9

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    1. Remigijus Paulavičius & Julius Žilinskas, 2014. "Simplicial Lipschitz optimization without the Lipschitz constant," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 59(1), pages 23-40, May.
    2. repec:spr:jglopt:v:68:y:2017:i:3:d:10.1007_s10898-016-0480-y is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Remigijus Paulavičius & Yaroslav Sergeyev & Dmitri Kvasov & Julius Žilinskas, 2014. "Globally-biased Disimpl algorithm for expensive global optimization," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 59(2), pages 545-567, July.


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