Posted by Mark J. Potter, P.E. on September 23, 1997 at 10:36:43:
I am a chemical engineer who frequently encounters optimization/minimzation problems. These can either be equilibrium data reduction (like vapor-equilibrium data), or economic optimizations using a process simulator.
I have had some success with the former using Excel and the GRG-2 optimizer therein. However, it is slow because of all the Excel overhead.
I was wondering if there was optization code written in either Visual Basic, Visual C++, or something compatible? Given my employers' lack of resources, it should preferably be freeware.
Mark J. Potter, P.E.