Optimization Software for Win95 ?

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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.
Houston, TX

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