Merlin-3.0 A multidimensional optimization environment

Abstract We present an optimization environment for multidimensional continuous functions. Robust and powerful algorithms are used that guarantee its effectiveness. The environment offers programmability and ease of use by providing a specialized operating system and a control language that can be used to create successful optimization strategies. We report on several applications where this software has been successfully used. Title of program: MERLIN-3.0 Catalogue Id: AAXW_v3_0 [ADHQ] Nature of problem Many problems in Physics, Chemistry, 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)