NAG CL Interface
e04wec (nlp2_​option_​file)

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1 Purpose

e04wec may be used to supply optional parameters to e04wdc from an external file. The initialization function e04wcc must have been called before calling e04wec.

2 Specification

#include <nag.h>
void  e04wec (Nag_FileID fileid, Nag_E04State *state, NagError *fail)
The function may be called by the names: e04wec, nag_opt_nlp2_option_file or nag_opt_nlp_option_set_file.

3 Description

e04wec may be used to supply values for optional parameters to e04wdc. e04wec reads an external file whose fileid has been returned by a call to x04acc. x04acc must be called to provide fileid. Each line of the file defines a single optional parameter. It is only necessary to supply values for those arguments whose values are to be different from their default values.
Each optional parameter is defined by a single character string, consisting of one or more items. The items associated with a given option must be separated by spaces, or equals signs [=]. Alphabetic characters may be upper or lower case. The string
Print Level = 1
is an example of a string used to set an optional parameter. For each option the string contains one or more of the following items:
Blank strings and comments are ignored. A comment begins with an asterisk (*) and all subsequent characters in the string are regarded as part of the comment.
The file containing the options must start with Begin and must finish with End. An example of a valid options file is:
Begin * Example options file 
   Print level = 5 
Optional parameter settings are preserved following a call to e04wdc and so the keyword Defaults is provided to allow you to reset all the optional parameters to their default values before a subsequent call to e04wdc.
A complete list of optional parameters, their abbreviations, synonyms and default values is given in Section 12 in e04wdc.

4 References

Hock W and Schittkowski K (1981) Test Examples for Nonlinear Programming Codes. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 187 Springer–Verlag

5 Arguments

1: fileid Nag_FileID Input
On entry: the ID of the option file to be read as returned by a call to x04acc.
2: state Nag_E04State * Communication Structure
state contains internal information required for functions in this suite. It must not be modified in any way.
3: fail NagError * Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface).

6 Error Indicators and Warnings

Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 3.1.2 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
At least one line of the options file is invalid.
Could not read options file on unit fileid =value.
Could not read options file on unit fileid. This may be due to:
  1. (a)fileid is not a valid unit number;
  2. (b)a file is not associated with unit fileid, or if it is, is unavailable for read access;
  3. (c)one or more lines of the options file is invalid. Check that all keywords are neither ambiguous nor misspelt;
  4. (d)Begin was found, but end-of-file was found before End was found;
  5. (e)end-of-file was found before Begin was found.
The initialization function e04wcc has not been called.
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
See Section 7.5 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.

7 Accuracy

Not applicable.

8 Parallelism and Performance

Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
e04wec is not threaded in any implementation.

9 Further Comments

e04wfc, e04wgc or e04whc may also be used to supply optional parameters to e04wdc.

10 Example

This example is based on Problem 71 in Hock and Schittkowski (1981) and involves the minimization of the nonlinear function
subject to the bounds
1x1 5 1x2 5 1x3 5 1x4 5  
to the general linear constraint
and to the nonlinear constraints
x12+x22+x32+x42 40, x1x2x3x4 25.  
The initial point, which is infeasible, is
and F(x0)=16.
The optimal solution (to five figures) is
and F(x*)=17.014. One bound constraint and both nonlinear constraints are active at the solution.
The document for e04wec includes an example program to solve the same problem using some of the optional parameters described in Section 12 in e04wdc.

10.1 Program Text

Program Text (e04wece.c)

10.2 Program Data

Program Options (e04wece.opt)
Program Data (e04wece.d)

10.3 Program Results

Program Results (e04wece.r)