MERLIN-3.1.1. A new version of the Merlin optimization environment

Published: 01-05-2004| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/pkypt4g5ss.1
D.G. Papageorgiou,
I.N. Demetropoulos,
Isaac Lagaris


Abstract We present a new version of the Merlin optimization package that contains an interface routine enabling the use of Merlin as a non-interactive local optimizer, and a capability to search for the global minimum when the objective function is multimodal. The present package also contains the Merlin Control Language compiler, which previously was distributed as a separate program. Additional features are a new automatic installation procedure and a convenient running script. Title of program: MERLIN-3.1.1 Catalogue Id: AAXW_v4_0 [ADSV] Nature of problem Many problems in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering and in other disciplines are frequently reduced to minimizing a function of many variables. As examples we refer to systems of non-linear equations, to modeling, to variational methods, to curve fitting and to the training of neural networks. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AAXW_v1_0; MERLIN; 10.1016/0010-4655(87)90094-4 AAXW_v2_0; MERLIN-2.0 PROGRAMMABLE; 10.1016/0010-4655(89)90007-6 AAXW_v3_0; MERLIN-3.0; 10.1016/S0010-4655(98)00005-8 AAXW_v4_0; MERLIN-3.1.1; 10.1016/j.cpc.2003.12.005 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)