
Accession Number : AD0693507
Title : STATISTICAL CONTROL FOR NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION INST OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Hartley,H. O. ; Pfaffenberger,R. C.
Report Date : SEP 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : The paper delineates an algorithm which provides a statistical point estimate as well as a statistical upper confidence point for the global optimum, say g*, in a nonconvex mathematical programming problem. Further, the procedure will supply a value of the input vector, x dot, so that g(x dot), the objective function evaluated at x dot, is close to g*. Two examples involving the optimization of second order response surface designs with known global optima are given for the purpose of comparing the point estimate and the upper confidence point estimate with the known values. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, OPTIMIZATION, SAMPLING
Subject Categories : Operations Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE