[R] MCP solver

Hans W Borchers hwborchers at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 13 08:32:04 CEST 2013

Maxwell, John McFarland <jmmaxwell <at> wsu.edu> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to find a solver that will work for the mixed complementarity 
> problem (MCP). I've searched the CRAN task view page on optimization and 
> mathematical programming as well as many google searches to no avail.
> Does anyone know if there is an MCP solver available for R?
> Thanks very much,
> JM

The problem class of 'mixed complementary problems' is quite big and 
encompasses difficult optimization problems such as nonlinear systems of 
equations, nonlinear optimization problems, or optimization with equality 
constraints, among others.

There is no solver or package in R that will solve 'mixed complementary 
problems' in general. Perhaps your problem can be cast into a more specialized 
form that is accessible to one of the available solvers. Otherwise, GAMS has 
its own module for solving MCP problems.

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