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LANCELOT is a standard Fortran 77 package for solving continuous nonlinear optimization problems. The areas covered by Release A of the package are:

  • unconstrained optimization problems,
  • constrained optimization problems,
  • the solution of systems of nonlinear equations,
  • nonlinear least-squares problems.
with a special emphasis on large-scale computations.

Current Version:   Release A

License Type:   Free for Academic Use

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Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

ANSI Fortran 77, Automatic installation procedures are available for CRAY UNICOS, DEC VMS, ULTRIX and OSF/1, HP-UNIX, IBM VM/CMS, AIX and DOS (Waterloo and Salford fortran compilers), Silicon Graphics IRIX, and SUN SUNOS. It was known to work under Linux too.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Fortran Compiler, Certain non-default algorithmic options require additional HSL which are not included in the package.

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